Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has expressed his delight after Lyle Foster signed a new five-year deal at the English Premier League club.
Foster’s extension, which is believed to have included a healthy increase, was confirmed by the club on Thursday.
Kompany said he was pleased to tie the South African striker down long term, but also said that the contract was also to get Foster to the correct benchmarks, after he had signed when the club was still in the Championship.
“Ja, I think it’s clear, I mean we’re in a position now,” Kompany told the media on Thursday.
“And as well I think it’s more he came in from a very small club before coming to us and we believe he’s going to be an important striker in the Premier League and I think when you compare what the benchmarks are in the Premier League, I think that it was maybe a slight correction from our side and also making sure that we could have him a little bit longer at the club so we’re really happy with that. “
Kompany is also enthused about Foster’s impact at the club off the pitch and said he is pleased that after a few months he has settled so well at the club.
“Ja, but you speak about settling in we’ve got another 14 in the squad at the moment doing exactly that and it took him six months, but he’s happy and he’s performing well,” Kompany added.
“And also, it’s not just what is shown on the pitch, it is also what is shown off the pitch, his character is dependable, he is hard working, he is a player that is there for the team and also able to compete at this level. So I think it’s good for the club.”