JACK Cork declared 'it's great to be back' after completing his Turf Moor return.

The 28-year-old midfielder has signed a four-year deal with the Clarets and linked up with his new teammates at the training camp in Ireland this evening.

While the fee is undisclosed it is understood Burnley will pay Swansea £8million up front, with a further £2million due in possible add-ons.

Cork played 57 games for Burnley in two loan spells while he was a Chelsea player, featuring towards the end of the 2009/10 season and then returning for the 2010/11 campaign.

He has since had permanent spells with Southampton and the Swans, but is delighted to be back at Turf Moor.

"It’s good to come back and see some old faces,” he said.

“It’s good to come back and try and have another go here, especially in the Premier League.

“I’ve got some great memories from the year and a half I was here. It’s great to be back.”

Cork’s first spell at Turf Moor came towards the end of Burnley's 2009/10 top flight campaign and the midfielder returned for the following Championship season.

But, six years on, he is now joining a very different club following the £10.6million Gawthorpe redevelopment and the retention of the Clarets' top flight status for the first time in more than four decades.

"I’ve heard lot has changed, the whole set-up has changed and the playing staff is completely different to when I was here," Cork said on his arrival at the Clarets' Carton House training camp.

"It’s a new challenge for me and one I’m excited for and I’m looking forward to meeting new people."

Swansea had already signed Spanish midfielder Roque Mesa this summer and although vice-captain Cork featured regularly for the Liberty Stadium outfit last year, often taking the armband with Leon Britton out, he was keen to move back to East Lancashire when the bid came in last week.

He added: "Swansea had just signed someone in the same position, we had a lot of midfielders and it was going to be a difficult year.

"The bid came in and it was something I was keen on from the word go. The club was keen and I was keen, we talked about it and decided it was best.

"It’s been a busy couple of days, I had the medical yesterday and a bit extra today.

"I flew out today and it’s good to be here."