Football: Burnley smash club transfer record to land striker Chris Wood for £15 million

New Zealand's forward Chris Wood speaks during a press conference in Saint Petersburg, on June 23, 2017.
New Zealand's forward Chris Wood speaks during a press conference in Saint Petersburg, on June 23, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

BURNLEY (REUTERS) - Burnley have signed striker Chris Wood from Leeds United on a four-year contract for a club record undisclosed fee, the Premier League team announced on Monday.

The New Zealand international striker, who scored 27 goals in the second-tier Championship last season, is reported to have cost Burnley around £15 million (S$26 million) plus add-ons according to British media reports.

Burnley recently sold forward Andre Gray to Watford for a fee reported to be around £18 million.

Wood withdrew from Leeds United's squad for Saturday's Championship game at Sunderland, saying he did not feel it would be right to play while talks continued regarding the move.

The 25-year-old joined Leeds from Leicester in 2015, having previously been at West Brom.

Wood, who played for New Zealand in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as an 18-year-old, has scored 20 goals in 52 appearances for the All Whites.