Ex-Middlesbrough striker Jelle Vossen leaves Burnley for Brugge after only five games

Jelle Vossen in action for Boro at Wembley where he tries to put Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy under pressure.
Jelle Vossen in action for Boro at Wembley where he tries to put Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy under pressure.

Talk about not hanging around for long.

But Burnley’s former Middlesbrough striker Jelle Vossen has joined Belgian side Club Brugge, less than two months after signing for the Clarets.

The 25-year-old had made five appearances for Sean Dyche’s team following his summer move from Genk.

The Belgium international had a successful season last year on loan at Middlesbrough, where ne netted seven goals in 33 league games.

But head coach Aitor Karanka chose not to sign him and Vossen ended up moving to Burnley.

Now he is off on an undisclosed fee to Brugge, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester United last week.