James Trafford, a goalkeeper from Manchester City, has been signed by newly promoted Burnley on a four-year agreement for up to £19 million with add-ons.
In the agreement, City has included a 20% sell-on clause and a £15 million buy-back option with an additional £4 million in add-ons.
20-year-old Trafford has spent the last two seasons on loan in League One with Accrington and Bolton. He has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League. On August 11, Burnley plays host to Champions City in their Premier League debut.
Burnley’s signing of Trafford was a record-breaking £19 million, surpassing the £15 million sums spent for Chris Wood and Ben Gibson in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
After the club announced on Wednesday the addition of Swiss forward Zeki Amdouni from Basel for an unrevealed sum, he became Burnley’s second significant addition.