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Burnley sign striker Hines

August 18, 2011

Burnley have signed West Ham striker Zavon Hines on a two-year deal, with a compensation fee set to be decided by a tribunal.

Zavon Hines
GettyImagesZavon Hines turned down a new deal at West Ham

Hines, 22, rejected the offer of a new contract from the Hammers to make the switch to Turf Moor, where he joins former Bournemouth frontman Danny Ings as a new recruit.

"I need a fresh start and I am looking forward to playing for Burnley. It's all about me playing football now,'' said Hines. "Burnley seems like a good club to me so it wasn't really hard to decide to come here.

"I'm not a person who talks too much. I prefer to do it on the pitch, but I think I can do a lot in the Championship for Burnley.''

Hines, a loan target for Clarets boss Eddie Howe last season, made 31 appearances for the Irons after coming through the youth system at Upton Park.