David Edgar has signed a four year contract at Premier League side Burnley.
David Edgar – signs four year deal at Burnley
The Canadian defender was offered a new contract to stay on in Newcastle, but apparently he didn’t much like the terms, plus he wanted first team football next season, and couldn’t be guaranteed that at Newcastle next season.
David’s contract runs out at Newcastle today so he would be off the Newcastle wage bill, whether he hooked up with Burnley or not.
Of course the last time he was in a Newcastle shirt was when he was sent off in the dying minutes of our last game at Villa Park, where a 1-0 defeat saw the side relegated.
David is a solid player and never let the Newcastle side down when he played, and he also showed the guts and spirit lacking in so many Newcastle players last season.
And Edgar will forever be remembered when he scored the equalizing goal in a 2-2 with Manchester United on January 1st. 2007 at St. James’ Park.
Playing left back in that game, he broke through on the left in the second half, to hit an unstoppable 30 yard low shot past goalkeeper Edwin van der Saar. A fantastic goal that shocked everybody, including David.
Edgar made 23 appearances for Newcastle and the club will be entitled to compensation for Edgar, both because of his age and that he came through the club’s Academy since the age of 14.
He will be a very good signing for Burnley, and we wish David all the best for the future.