New Zealand football striker Chris Wood is heading to English Premier League club Burnley, having signed a record deal to transfer from Leeds United.

Burnley have signed Wood for a club record fee for four years, making the 25 year old their sixth new signing of the transfer window.

Wood was the leading scorer in the Championship last season, having scored 27 goals for Leeds United.

Burnley didn't announce the fee for Wood's transfer on Monday, but reports suggested it would be about STG15 million ($NZ26m) with the Kiwi earning 35,000 pounds a week, which works out to around $NZ3.2m a year.


Wood joins fellow All White Winston Reid in England's top flight with the two set to possibly clash in October when West Ham host Burnley.

Wood has previously played nine times in the Premier League, twice as a teenager in 2009/10 for West Bromwich Albion and seven times in 2014 for Leicester City.

He said it has been his ambition to return to England's top flight.

"My ambition has been to play in the Premier League for years," Wood told Clarets Player HD.

"I've had tastes of being in there but I've never had the chance to give it a proper bash.

"Coming here I feel I've got a proper opportunity to do that. I've never started a Premier League game and this what I want to do.

"This is a club that wants to stay in the Premier League for years to come and it's going that way," Wood said.


198 appearances - Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers; 9 goals)

151 - Winston Reid - (West Ham United; 6 goals)

12 - Simon Elliott (Fulham FC)

9 - Chris Wood (West Bromwich Albion, Leicester City; 1 goal)

5 - Danny Hay (Leeds United)

3 - Lee Norfolk (Ipswich Town)