Burnley have completed the signing of Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Following club captain Tom Heaton’s move to Aston Villa, the Clarets have moved quickly to sign the Northern Ireland international for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.5 million.

The 22-year-old has signed a four-year deal with option of another year.

Peacock-Farrell is Sean Dyche’s third summer signing after the arrivals of Jay Rodriguez and Erik Pieters.

The Elland Road academy product will now compete with Nick Pope and Joe Hart for the gloves at Turf Moor, a prospect he is relishing.

“I’m really happy to be here,” said the Darlington-born shot-stopper.  

“A Premier League club is what you dream of when you are starting out in football and to say I’ve signed for Burnley is a massive honour.

“There’s massive competition here, but it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

“The goalkeepers here are really good and two of them are England internationals. There’s something going on here that must be right.

“So to come here and be part of it, is something I’m really excited about.”

Peacock-Farrell insists he is not replacing Heaton, the fan favourite having won two promotions and three England caps during his six years in East Lancashire.

The nine-cap international has been impressed with the development of other keepers at the club under Billy Mercer and wants to follow suit.

“Popey and Heats came through from the Championship and established themselves here and that’s my aim as well,” Peacock-Farrell said.

“I would say it’s probably a long-term project. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up here.

“I’m not saying I’m coming here to replace anybody. I’m not. I’m here to learn and try and progress and be a better goalkeeper.

“I had my first session today and felt good. Hopefully I can hit the ground running and I’m looking forward to the weeks to come.”

Peacock-Farrell arrives at Turf Moor having lost his place at Leeds on Kiko Casilla’s arrival from Real Madrid in January.

He made 28 appearances for the Elland Road club last season as they missed out in the Championship play-offs.