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Burnley sign Newcastle United defender Edgar

Burnley manager Owen Coyle has made his third signing of the summer by securing the services of defender David Edgar.

The 22-year-old Canadian has agreed a four-year deal with the newly-promoted Premier League side.

Because of his age, Burnley are now in the process of trying to agree a development fee with Newcastle United, where his contract expired on Tuesday.

Edgar made seven starts for the Magpies last season as they were relegated to the Championship.

He follows striker Steven Fletcher and right back Tyrone Mears to Turf Moor as Burnley prepare for their first top flight campaign in 33 years.

Edgar is keen to get a run of games under his belt after being frustrated at Newcastle.

His agent, Barry MacLean told Ontario newspaper The Record: "I'd say he's pretty happy.

"We are looking for him to play regularly at this stage of his career. For him to play regular first-team football is critical for him."

Edgar's father Eddie played in goal for Newcastle and Hartlepool before emigrating.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws is not expecting to hear further from the Clarets after rejecting an offer for striker Marcus Tudgay.

The Clarets, looking to boost their squad following promotion, were flatly refused permission to speak with the 28-year-old Owls player of the year and have since signed Fletcher from Hibernian for £3million.

Laws said: "We said right from the start that we were not interested in selling Marcus, but Burnley put in a derogatory offer and, as is often the case, that turned his head.

"You can understand the lad wants to play in the Premier League, but we're not a selling club and he's one of our best players.

"The best player in the world has his price, you only have to look at the £80m paid for Ronaldo, but Burnley were nowhere near the figure we would have considered for Tudgay.

"They were flirting with the idea and I think they've now gone elsewhere."


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