YORK City winger Vinnie Steels has confirmed his move to Premier League Burnley.

Steels, 16, announced that the transfer had been completed on his Twitter account @SteelsVinnie this morning.

City are not entitled to a fee for Steels, who they recruited from Darlington in February, having lost the compensation protection enjoyed previously prior to their withdrawal from the EPPP system because of funding issues. 

League rules also prevented the Minstermen from signing Steels on professional terms before his 17th birthday a week on Thursday. 

In a statement on Twitter, Steels said: “I am so thankful to everybody at York City - Dave Penney, the players, Buster (physio Ian Gallagher) and especially Martin Gray who believed in me when others didn’t. He signed me at Darlington and then York and gave me my first-team debut at 16.

“I will forever be grateful to him. I really hope that a great group of lads and a fantastic football club can get promoted this season as they deserve it and so do the fans.

“Now it’s time for a new adventure and my target is to be involved with the first team at Burnley as soon as possible. I had lots of options of clubs to join in the Premier League and the Championship, but I chose Burnley as I know that, if I work hard and improve every day, I will be given my chance here.”

Steels made one start and three substitute appearances for the Minstermen last season with his debut coming during the 1-0 defeat at Nuneaton on April 10.

He went on to win The Press’ final Player of the Month award for 2017/18.