(Reuters) - Burnley defender Kevin Long has signed a new three-year contract to extend his seven-year stay at Turf Moor, the Premier League club said on Friday.
The 26-year-old Ireland international is Burnley’s longest-serving player, even if he has spent much of his time at the club out on loan to other sides.
“I am delighted. It’s been going on for quite a while now so it’s nice to get it signed and look forward to the next three years,” Long told the club’s website. (www.burnleyfootballclub.com)
“I’ve been here a long time and probably haven’t played as much as I’d have liked, so hopefully in the next three years I can play a lot more and go from strength to strength.”
Burnley will begin the new Premier League season with a trip to champions Chelsea on Aug 12.
Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru, editing by Nick Mulvenney