- Lyle Foster was announced as Burnley's signing of the January transfer window
- The Championship club has been guided well by new manager Vincent Kompany
- Kompany and Foster crossed paths one time before in the former's home country
Amazingly, Lyle Foster and Vincent Kompany have played against each other before.
The impressive Burnley coach and his new striking acquisition crossed paths during the 2019/20 season in the Belgian Pro League.
Foster was playing for Cercle Brugge while on loan from Ligue 1 team Monaco, while the Manchester City legend was winding his career down at Belgium's giants Anderlecht R.S.C.
Prince Sobayeni, who dedicates his time monitoring the fortunes of South African footballers overseas, tweeted:
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"TRUST THE PROCESS!!! 2019/20, a 19-year-old Lyle Foster is on loan at Cercle Brugge from Monaco as he continues to adapt to a new and challenging life in Europe. Vincent Kompany plays for his boyhood club Anderlecht & they face offToday Kompany has signed Foster for Burnley"
Burnley makes spectacular Foster announcement
Is Burnley signing Lionel Messi? Nope. What about Cristiano Ronaldo? Na ah. Why, they are signing none other than Bafana Bafana striker, Lyle Foster from Westerlo.
The Championship side based in Lancashire used clever humour from the 'Shrek' universe to announce the 22-year-old's acquisition.
It involved a conversation from the first Shrek movie, where the main antagonist - Lord Farquaad - has a vanity-fuelled conversation with 'Mirror, Mirror On The Wall'.
After hinting that the club's major signing could be the Argentine veteran or the Portuguese veteran, it turns out to be none other than Foster himself.
Foster nominated for top award
Last year, Sports Brief reported on the sky and beyond being only the only limit for Foster in Belgium.
He was nominated for the 2021/2022 1B Pro League Player Of The Year Award, the Belgian second division's highest individual honour.
Since joining K.V.C Westerlo from Portuguese side, Vitória Sport Clube Futebol on loan, the 22-year-old was instrumental in helping the team win the championship and be promoted to the Jupiler Pro Division - the country's top flight.