Burnley: Two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins invests in Premier League club

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Jenkins, a star NFL player, holds a minority share in ALK Capital's investment group that bought Burnley last December

Malcolm Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champ, has purchased a stake in Premier League club Burnley.

The NFL player is now a minority shareholder in ALK Capital, the investment group that bought the Lancashire club last summer.

Jenkins, 33, is currently a New Orleans Saints player and is a two time Super Bowl winner as well as a three-time Pro Bowl safety.

He told the club, "I'm excited about entering this new relationship."

"Burnley is well-known for its perseverance, work ethic and good sportsmanship, as well as the efficient operation infrastructure."

Turf Moor was visited by the 12-year NFL veteran. He was given a tour with Burnley chairman Alan Pace before going to Etihad Stadium to watch Burnley play Manchester City.

Jenkins said, "It's a great match for me personally as well as my company to invest into the growth of the sports alongside an historic organization that aligns with all our values."

Burnley chairman Pace stated that the club is "thrilled" to have him in our investment group.

He said: "Malcolm has a wealth high-level experience not only as an elite sportman but also through his successful business ventures and philanthropic endeavors. We are looking forward to his support in our efforts to grow the club both on and off the pitch.