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Arsenal talent becomes first British player to sign for Dinamo Zagreb 

Robbie Burton presented by Dinamo Zagreb today (Photo: Emica Elvedji/PIXSELL)

ZAGREB, 18 February 2020 –  Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb have signed talented young 20-year-old midfielder Robbie Burton from English club Arsenal. 

Burton, who was the captain of the Arsenal U23 side, played a number of pre-season matches for the first team, including against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

On Tuesday, Dinamo Zagreb presented Burton, along with their other new signings, 18-year-old Argentine youth international Matias Godoy and left-back Damjan Danicic. 

“I feel really good here, everyone is trying to make this my new home, I’m happy here. Dinamo has a great history, they are winners, just like me, and I can’t wait to play. How did I get there? Dinamo presented the project clearly to me and it seemed like a good move, right for my career. It’s my first time in Zagreb, it’s nice and I’ve been to Croatia before. I know former Dinamo players, like Dani Olmo, who is gone now, I hope I can follow him too. I didn’t know I was the first British player in Dinamo, that is really nice,” said Burton, who is also a Welsh youth international, before adding.

“I played before against Croatia U17, I do not remember the results, and against Dinamo U19 in the Youth Champions League. I’ve played against a lot of your players, it’s nice to be with them now. How did they react at Arsenal? It was a shock to them when I said I was going to Dinamo, but it was the right move for me and my career. I feel like part of the club here.”

Robbie Burton (Photo: Emica Elvedji/PIXSELL)

“Our goal is to win the title and enter the Champions League again, I believe in our staff and I expect that we will look forward again to the success of Dinamo on the domestic and European scene,” said Dinamo president Mirko Barisic.

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