Bafana Bafana forward Lyle Foster has penned a new five-year deal with Burnley.
A statement on the Premier League club’s website said: “Burnley are delighted to announce that striker Lyle Foster has signed a new five-year deal at Turf Moor,” adding: “The South African striker has adjusted to life in the Premier League impressively, scoring three goals and grabbing two assists in seven games.”
After penning a new long-term deal that will keep the forward at the club until the summer of 2028, Foster said: “I’m very happy to stay here. It’s a Club with very good people and I have really enjoyed working here and I’m pleased to extend my stay. The supporters, Turf Moor, everything here. The way we organise ourselves and our standards is something I fell in love with. It’s a club that pushes towards excellence and that’s something I want to be a part of.”
Despite Burnley’s relatively disappointing results so far this campaign, Foster has plenty of belief and confidence that the Clarets’ success will come and grow stronger as the season goes on.
“I’m trying to stay focussed and continue working hard. It’s a long season with lots of tough games but as time goes on I think we will grow stronger,” he said, adding: “We will have a good season. I have plenty of belief and confidence in the squad, the coaches, and everyone around the building. There is no need to stress. Just enjoy what we’re doing and there’s a recipe for success.”
Foster joined the Clarets in January this year from Belgian side Westerlo and made his debut for the Club against Ipswich Town in the Emirates FA Cup. A first goal in Claret & Blue then came in a 3-0 win against Wigan Athletic.
The 23-year-old scored his first goal of the 2023-24 seasons against Aston Villa and following that Foster contributed with either a goal or an assist in four consecutive games.