Connor Roberts: Burnley sign Wales defender from Swansea

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Roberts is not expected to play in this season's championships, after sustaining an injury during the Euro 2020 campaign in Wales.

Burnley has signed Connor Roberts, a Swansea international defender.

Roberts, 25 years old, whose Swansea contract was set to expire next year, joins Clarets on an undisclosed fee, and on a 4-year deal.

Swansea Academy graduate Roberts was a favourite, having made 152 appearances at his local club.

He joins Nathan Collins, Wayne Hennessey and Aaron Lennon as Burnley's fifth major signing of the summer.

Burnley chairman Alan Pace said, "It's great that we add another player who has strong international experience to the squad and provide an opportunity to Connor to play Premier League soccer again after providing outstanding service to Swansea. He also impressed on the international stage in Wales."

"We are looking forward to seeing him in action soon."

Roberts is a Wales captain and was impressive at Euro 2020, before he injured his groin during the second round defeat to Denmark.

Since then, he has been out of action due to the injury. However, he could be back in September.

Swansea's 11 goals were scored by Roberts, who played as a right-back, right-back, and wingback.

He is well-known for his energy and ability to throw long distances.

Roberts was previously a loanee at Yeovil Town and Bristol Rovers.

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