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Nigeria born Italy junior international Koleosho joins Burnley

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Nigeria born Italy junior international Lucas Koleosho has joined Burnley for €3m in a four year deal from Espanyol.

Koleosho is a highly rated 18-year-old winger who has been on the fringes of the Espanyol first team over the last two seasons. In total, he has made six appearances for the first team at Espanyol

That singular goal came on the final day of last season, and was an impressive one at that, showing brilliant technique and an ability to drop his shoulder.

The deal is thought to be worth about €3m in total, as he brings in some valuable cash for the relegated Espanyol. As per Diario AS, Koleosho was also unlikely to renew his deal with the club, with a year remaining on his deal. It may be a little while before Burnley fans see him performing under Vincent Kompany, but he certainly looks talented.

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Koleosho also has six caps for the Italian under-19 side, one of three countries he qualifies for. Born in the USA, he has also been called up for the Canadian national team, but is yet to make his debut. The former United States under 15 is eligible to represent Nigeria, USA, Italy and Canada. He was born to a Nigerian father and a Canadian mother.

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