The Charlie Taylor transfer saga is over as The Daily Mail report Burnley and Leeds United have settled on a £5 million fee for his transfer.

The agreement means there will be no need for a tribunal following the left-back’s move to Turf Moor and all parties can move forward.

As Taylor is under 24, Leeds were due compensation for the transfer, which was confirmed earlier this month.

However, they announced on their website that the two clubs have reached agreement and will not – as is usually the case – need to go to a tribunal.

The 23-year-old left Leeds once his contract had expired and signed a four-year deal with the Clarets, who are hoping to build on last season’s finish of 16th place in the Premier League.

Transfer rules state that even though Taylor was effectively a free agent, due to his age, the purchasing club must still offer compensation – either mutually agreed or decided at a tribunal.

“Leeds United and Burnley have agreed an undisclosed fee for the transfer of defender Charlie Taylor,” a statement released by Leeds on their official website reads.

“Due to Charlie being under the age of 24 and having been offered a new contract by the club, we were entitled to compensation.

“This would have been settled by a tribunal, however this will no longer happen as the two clubs have come to an agreement.”

Taylor left Leeds under a cloud, refusing to play in their final game of the season against Bolton Wanderers.

A move to pastures new and the challenge of the Premier League now awaits him and he joins Phil Bardsley, Jack Cork and Jonathan Walters in moving to the club this summer.

However, the loss of Michael Keane to Everton has led to pundits and bookmakers suggesting Burnley will have their work cut out to avoid relegation this season and Taylor can expect to be a busy man in defence.

Leeds are yet to sign a direct replacement for the defender but are planning on adding further recruits before the Championship season begins.


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