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Burnley Snags Brazilian Defender in €2.5 Million Deal

LUCAS PIRES SILVA Brazilian player defender of Cadiz CF, during the match, UD ALMERIA vs CADIZ CF, EA Sport League, First Division Championship, Power Horse Stadium Almeria, May 25, 2024
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Burnley has officially confirmed the signing of Brazilian defender Lucas Pires from Santos FC. The 23-year-old left-back, who can also operate as a left winger, is set to join the English Premier League club for a transfer fee of €2.5 million, with an added sell-on clause.

  • Lucas Pires has completed his medical tests at Burnley.
  • The transfer fee is set at €2.5 million with an additional sell-on clause.
  • Pires’s contract at Santos was set to expire on May 31, 2026.

Career Overview and Statistics

Lucas Pires, born on March 24, 2001, in São Paulo, Brazil, has made a name for himself with his versatility on the field. Standing at 1.82 meters, Pires has primarily played as a left-back but has also been effective as a left winger. His career statistics are impressive:

  • Série A (Brazil): 29 appearances, 1 goal, 2 assists
  • La Liga (Spain): 28 appearances, 1 goal
  • Paulistão A1 – Primeira Fase: 20 appearances, 2 goals
  • Copa Sudamericana: 11 appearances, 1 goal
  • Copa do Brasil: 9 appearances, 1 goal
  • Copinha: 9 appearances, 1 goal
  • Copa del Rey: 2 appearances

Pires joined Santos FC on January 1, 2022, and had a loan spell at Cádiz in 2023. His performances in both Brazilian and Spanish leagues have demonstrated his potential and adaptability, making him a valuable addition to Burnley’s squad.

Transfer Details and Future Prospects

The deal between Burnley and Santos FC is set at €2.5 million, with an additional sell-on clause. This transfer is not only a financial investment but also a strategic move for Burnley as they look to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.

Pires’s agent, Roc Nation Sports, and outfitter, Adidas, have been integral in facilitating this move. The Brazilian defender’s contract at Santos was set to expire on May 31, 2026, but the transfer to Burnley offers him a fresh start in the Premier League.

Burnley fans can look forward to seeing Pires in action, bringing his skills and experience to Turf Moor. His addition to the squad aligns with Burnley’s strategy to enhance their defensive capabilities and overall team strength.

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Burnley supporters are eagerly awaiting the official debut of Lucas Pires, hoping he will make a significant impact in the Premier League.

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