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    League Championship top scorer Chis Wood back in Premier League, joins Burnley for club-record fee

    Aug 22, 2017
    Chris Wood is the sixth signing of the summer transfer window for Burnley, which is in its second season back in the Premier League.

    BURNLEY, England — New Zealand striker Chris Wood is back in the English Premier League after joining Burnley for a club-record fee from Leeds.

    Burnley didn't disclose the fee for the 25-year-old Wood on Monday. British media reported he cost £15 million (US$19.4 million).

    The Auckland-born Wood, who was the top scorer in the second-tier League Championship with 27 goals, had previous brief spells in England's top division with West Bromwich Albion and Leicester but never started a game.

    Wood said "my ambition has been to play in the Premier League for years. I've had tastes of being in there but I've never had the chance to give it a proper bash."

    He is the sixth signing of the summer transfer window for Burnley, which is in its second season back in the Premier League.

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