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Burnley has completed the signing of Wout Weghorst from Wolfsburg for a fee of  £12m. Weghorst is 6ft 6in tall and has scored six goals in 18 appearances in the Bundesliga this season. He passed his medical on Sunday and has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the club. Weghorst replaces Chris Wood who made the switch to Newcastle after they activated his £25m release clause earlier in the window.

“Hello, Burnley fans. I’m really glad to be here. I’m really happy and I’m really proud,” Wout Weghorst said via the Burnley Twitter account. “I’m really looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday in an important game against Watford.”

“Wout is a player that our scouts have been strong on for some time and we feel that he can add to all that we do at Burnley Football Club,” manager Sean Dyche said. “His signing is a continued show of the club’s and team’s development. We wish Wout well as he earns the right to push our group forwards.”

“I’d like to wish Wout a very warm welcome to Burnley Football Club,” Burnley chairman Alan Pace said. “We’re absolutely delighted to have brought in a great talent with a fantastic goalscoring pedigree in Germany. I look forward to him joining up with Sean and the team. January is a famously difficult window, as we all know. I am however delighted that a lot of hard work by everyone involved has paid off.”

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