Burnley winger Dwight McNeil has committed to his long-term future with the Clarets by penning a new four-year deal that promises to keep him at Turf Moor until 2024. The fresh terms also include an option for a further 12 months until the summer of 2025.
The 20-year-old emerged from the Burnley youth ranks in 2018 and has become an increasingly important player in Shaun Dye’s side over the past two seasons.
Last season, McNeill started all 38 of Burnley’s Premier League games and jointly helped the Clarets with Ashley Westwood. He also scored two goals of his own.
“I’m delighted to sign a new contract. I love playing for the club and it’s a club I want to stay at,” McNeill told Burnley’s official website.
“It’s a huge position and I honestly couldn’t have asked for more help from the lads. My focus has always been to be a Burnley player and keep doing what I’m doing because I love the club, I love the team. There’s love and playing for the gaffer and that’s what I want to do.
McNeill made his Burnley debut as a last-minute substitute on the final day of the 2017/18 campaign, before linking up again with the first team for the Europa League qualifiers this summer.
McNeil started every Premier League game last season / Poll / Getty Images
The left-back star made his full Premier League debut against Manchester United, the club who released him at the age of 14, before making his debut in a 2-0 win against West Ham in December 2018. I made a decisive impact and never looked back.
“I think I’ve become more experienced and understand myself more as a person on and off the pitch and that’s important,” McNeill said. “I just want to do the same as last year and be part of the team throughout the year. I just want to play football.”
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