Burnley announce the signing of Danish winger Larsen

Burnley announce the signing of Danish winger Jacob Bruun Larsen with bizarre Monsters Inc themed video – after the newly-promoted side saw their £9m bid for Nathan Tella rejected

  • Jacob Bruun Larsen joined Burnley on a season-long loan from Hoffenheim
  • The 24-year-old played under Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht in 2020-21
  • Burnley’s £9m attempt to bring back Nathan Tella was rejected by Southampton 

Burnley have confirmed the signing of Danish winger Jacob Bruun Larsen on a season-long loan from Hoffenheim.  

Larsen spent four seasons with the Bundesliga club after coming through the ranks at Borussia Dortmund and played under Burnley boss Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht during the 2020-21 campaign. 

He has been capped six times by Denmark and scored his first goal in a 3-1 win against the Faroe Islands in 2021.  

The Clarets announced the winger’s signing on Thursday with a strange Monsters Inc themed video that incorporated Larsen into a scene from the iconic 2001 Pixar film.

‘I’m really happy and excited to be here,’ Larsen told the club’s website. ‘I wanted to come to Burnley, the whole project really inspired me and as soon as I heard of the possibility, I knew it was what I wanted to do.

Jacob Bruun Larsen made 12 appearances in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim last season 

Larsen has become Vincent Kompany’s ninth signing of the window following promotion 

In their trademark creative style, Burnley edited Larsen’s announcement into Monsters Inc

‘It’s a dream for me to be here and get the opportunity to play in the Premier League. I hope we can do great things this season and I’m really looking forward to it now.’ 

The newly-promoted outfit acted quickly to secure the services of the the 24-year-old after having their £9m bid for Nathan Tella rejected. 

Tella, who scored 17 goals in 39 appearances for the Clarets last season, had been on-loan from then-Premier League side Southampton, who also had pursued a deal for Burnley’s new man. 

The Saints are looking to bolster their attacking options following the departure of several wide men. 

Theo Walcott, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mislav Orsic have all left St Mary’s this summer following Southampton’s relegation creating space in their squad for reinforcements capable of playing out wide.

Burnley’s attempt to bring Nathan Tella to the club permanently was rejected by Southampton

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