WANDERERS have lost out in the race to sign top summer transfer target Lukas Jutkiewicz after the striker put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Premier League new boys Burnley today.
The 25-year-old joins the Clarets from Middlesbrough for a fee believed to be in the region of £1.5million.
Jutkiewicz was Dougie Freedman's primary target this summer after he netted seven goals in 20 appearances on loan in the second half of last season.
But financial constraints made it difficult for the Whites to compete for the Southampton-born front man and he now joins ex-Wanderer Marvin Sordell at Turf Moor.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche was delighted to seal the deal and told the club's website: "I still think there is development in Lukas, he's 25 and has been around a little bit now and he finished last season very strongly.
"I feel there is even more to come and he'll be hungry for that.
"He’s a physical presence who can hold the ball up very well and link play. We think there is goals in him."
Jutkiewicz will now join up with his Burnley team mates for their pre-season training camp in Austria.