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Everton striker Chris Long joins Burnley on three-year contract

Everton have sold striker Chris Long to Championship side Burnley for an undisclosed fee.

Long, 20, has signed a three-year deal with the Clarets, with an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

He came through Everton's youth setup and made one first team appearance as a late substitute during a Europa League match against Krasnodar in December 2014.

Long had two loan spells away from Goodison Park, spending the second half of the 2013-14 season at MK Dons, who were then in League One, scoring once in four matches.

He went to Championship side Brentford for the second half of last season, hitting four goals in 11 matches as the Bees reached the playoffs.

"I'm absolutely buzzing to have officially signed and I can't wait to get started," Long told Burnley's website.

"I can't thank Everton enough for what they did for me, but I think it's time to start a new chapter in my life and I can't wait to get started with Burnley.

"I've proved I can score goals in the Championship and I only had two starts. I would have started more without injuries and I'm looking forward to scoring goals for Burnley."

Everton manager Roberto Martinez told his club's official website: "We wish him all the best. Chris is a young, bright player, a goalscorer and a true Evertonian.

"We wish him well and hope it is going to be a successful move for him."