Eckersley joins Burnley

Burnley have completed the signing of young Reds defender Richard Eckersley.

The 20-year-old Salford-born right-back has agreed a four-year deal at Turf Moor and arrives for Burnley's first season in the Premier League.

As a result of the player's age, the Clarets must now agree a compensation fee with United.

Eckersley made his first-team debut for the Reds in the 2-1 FA Cup victory over Tottenham back in January, coming on as a second-half substitute.

Date Published: 15 July 2009