A Premier League footballer has been spotted buying a new car at a County Durham garage after enjoying the start of the new season.   

Newcastle United left-back Dan Burn was seen on Bank Holiday Monday (August 28) at Performance 28 in Chester Le Street purchasing a new motor. 

The six-foot-six defender, who has played in all three of Newcastle's Premier League games this season, is reportedly a fan of American muscle cars. 

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Despite enduring mixed fortunes this season, a 5-1 win against Aston Villa, followed by a 0-1 defeat to Manchester City and a 1-2 defeat to Liverpool, the footballer put football to the side over the Bank Holiday to bag himself a new car. 

Announcing the news on its social media page, the Performance 28 garage in County Durham revealed that the defender would now be sponsoring him. 

The Northern Echo: Dan Burn receiving the keys to his new Dodge ChargerDan Burn receiving the keys to his new Dodge Charger (Image: PERFORMANCE 28)

To make the deal official, the garage gave the left-back a Dodge Charger.

The post from Performance 28, alongside a picture of the footballer, reads: "We are delighted to announce that Newcastle United’s Big Dan Burn will be sponsored by Performance 28, driving a Dodge Challenger Hellcat supplied by ourselves.

"Dan was the perfect fit for us, being a local lad, already having owned a RAM 1500 and being a real American car fan.

"We’re sure you’ll enjoy the car, Dan. Thanks again for choosing us to supply your car."