NFL star Malcolm Jenkins is part of the ALK Capital investment group that took over Burnley last year, the club has revealed.

Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl winner, visited Turf Moor for the first time over the weekend.

The 33-year-old, who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints, has a minority stake in the club.

“I’m excited to enter this new relationship, as Burnley FC is known for its tenacity, work ethic, good sportsmanship and efficient operational infrastructure.

“It’s a great fit for me personally and my company to invest in the growth of the sport alongside a historic organization that aligns with our company values,” he told the club’s website.

“I think the club’s doing a great job with some of the updates around the stadium and to see the vision of where they want to go in creating a venue that’s not only a great place to come and watch a game is really exciting.”

Jenkins was given a tour of Turf Moor alongside chairman Alan Pace before watching the Clarets’ 2-0 defeat at Manchester City over the weekend.

“It was great to welcome Malcolm and his team to Turf Moor at the weekend and give them their first live taste of Premier League action,” added Pace.

“Malcolm has a wealth of high-level experience, not only as an elite sportsman, but through his successful business and philanthropic enterprises.

“We’re thrilled to have him as part of our investment group and look forward to him helping our efforts to develop the club both on and off the pitch.”