EPL: All Whites striker Chris Wood signs new Burnley contract to 2023

Chris Wood has signed a new deal until the end of the 2023 Premier League season.
Chris Wood has signed a new deal until the end of the 2023 Premier League season. Photo credit: Photosport

All Whites striker Chris Wood has signed a new contract with English Premier League side Burnley that keeps him with the Clarets until June 2023.

Since arriving at Turf Moor in August 2017 for a then club-record £15m (NZ$30m), Wood has scored 24 goals in 71 games.

The 27-year-old is set to return from injury this weekend against Winston Reid's West Ham United, having missed the last two games with injury.  

"It's always nice to be recognised, and it's fantastic that it's over the line and sealed," Wood, told Burnley's official website.

"It's nice to have the two years under my belt and to be settled and happy where I am, and now it's about pushing forward and doing even better.

"It feels exactly like home. It's a nice base, and it's a nice settled place for me.

"I haven't settled down previously at clubs. I think two-and-a-half is the maximum I've been at a club, so I hope to be here for four, five, six, seven years.

"I am very happy to have it signed and looking forward to the future."

Earlier this week, Wood was named in a 24-man All Whites squad to face the Republic of Ireland and Lithuania on November 15 and 18 respectively. 

New Zealand coach Danny Hay will be in the stands at Turf Moor to watch Burnley's match against West Ham, who fellow Kiwi Winston Reid plays for.

Hay will be keeping a close eye on three of Woods teammates as Kevin Long, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady have all been named in Ireland's squad to face the All Whites in Dublin. 

The match will be Hay's first in charge of New Zealand, who last played in 2017. 

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