June 21, 2024

Burnley made a fresh offer for the signing of Anderlecht goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen, according to claims from Belgium.

Nieuwsblad today writes that the Clarets showed up with a new attempt to sign the player, this time with a €15m bid.

That amount, however, wasn’t enough for a deal with Anderlecht yet. It’s said the request is for €20m, and they made Burnley a counter-offer.

The report claims that there are ‘very high’ chances those figures will be ‘pushed harder’ in the coming days, so that doesn’t look like a big setback in the Clarets’ pursuit.It’s recalled that Burnley’s interest in signing Verbruggen from Anderlecht dates back to the last summer, when the English club tried to buy him for only €5m.

 

The Belgium side turned down that offer and it looks like the right decision, as they’re now pushing to get a transfer for several times more.

With Burnley now promoted to the Premier League and with a bigger budget in their hands, that seems to be the prefect opportunity for the clubs to finally get to a deal.

According to Nieuwsblad, the goalkeeper’s future ‘undoubtedly lies in England’.

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Burnley interested in young Arsenal winger set for release

Joel Ideho has reportedly been released by Arsenal, and Burnley are looking to pick him up this summer for their u21 side.

Joel Ideho scores for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Alan Nixon reports that Burnley intend to look at Joel Ideho as a potential summer signing, as the young winger has reportedly been released by Arsenal.

Burnley plan to integrate Ideho into their u21 side, and they’re hoping to have him join the club in time for pre-season.

Recently-promoted Burnley got a good look at Ideho last season, with the Arsenal u21s facing the Burnley u21s in the Premier League Cup group stage.

Ideho started the away game, scoring twice for Arsenal on the day, so it’s little wonder he caught the attention of the hosts.

Joel Ideho playing for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

The 19-year-old winger scored six goals for the Arsenal u21s in all competitions in 2022/23, but his season came to an early end after an injury problem.

Ideho sustained an ankle injury in training back in March, before returning to training in April.

The youngster was then invited to a training camp with the Nigeria u20s as they stepped up their preparation for the summer World Cup.

But after joining up with the Nigeria side, he was forced to pull out of the squad in early May with the same ankle problem as before.

That effectively ended Ideho’s season, as Arsenal played their final game of the u21 campaign the following day, and he wasn’t in contention for first-team starts.

Joel Ideho (L) playing for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Ideho on Instagram)

Ideho had made himself a starter leading up to his injury, making the u21 lineup in five consecutive fixtures in all competitions – his longest run in the team all season.

But if reports are to be believed, he’s now set to depart the club for a fresh start elsewhere.

 

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