Mathew Lowton has officially joined Burnley in a £1 million + add on’s deal. He has signed a 3-year contract with Burnley marking the end of Lowton’s 3-year stay with Aston Villa. Lowton’s first season at Villa Park was by far his strongest, starting 45 games across the 2012-13 campaign and scored 2 goals. Since then he had lost his starting spot to Bacuna and Hutton the following two seasons.
“It’s been a little frustrating lately but the manager here said I’d play a lot of football and I’m really looking forward to getting started.
“I had two years left on my contract, but I haven’t played enough football in the last year and I’ve worked hard growing up to be a footballer.
“I had a fantastic experience at Villa and the first season I was there I played pretty much every minute of every game. – Lowton
I am very disappointed that Lowton was sold, especially for such a low transfer fee. Aston Villa payed £3 million for Lowton in 2012, since then he has grown into a Premier League full-back capable of playing either left or right. Then he was sold at a loss despite being at the prime of his career? I just don’t get it.
Why was it that Lambert and Sherwood both did not rate Lowton? Was it his attitude? Whatever it was it wasn’t justified by his performances on the pitch. Lowton could produce one of the best crosses in the Aston Villa team and improved significantly in defence.
But I have to wish Lowton best of luck, because Burnley have picked up a real bargain in my opinion.