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Burnley pay club-record fee to sign Middlesbrough's Gibson

Burnley have made Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson their first signing of the transfer window in a deal that has equalled their club-record fee.

The 25-year-old has signed a four-year deal at Turf Moor in a move that will reportedly cost the Clarets in the region of £15million, which Sean Dyche's side previously spent last summer to sign striker Chris Wood from Leeds United.

Gibson played in each of Middlesbrough's Premier League games during the 2016-17 season and stayed with his boyhood club when they were relegated out of the top flight.

He has represented England at Under-21 level and, though he is yet to win a senior cap, Gibson has been called up to the Three Lions' full squad.

The centre-back was at Turf Moor on Sunday to watch his new team's pre-season friendly with Espanyol.

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