June 19, 2024

£8m release clause claim emerges as Burnley set to sign Dara O’Shea

West Brom defender Dara O’Shea will reportedly be moving to Burnley this summer and is undergoing his medical at the club currently.

According to the Telegraph journalist John Percy, the Baggies will be making £7million from the sale of the Republic of Ireland international.

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He had an £8million release clause but with Burnley being the only interested club, they settled for a lower fee and he will be the fourth exit of the summer with Tom Rogic, Kean Bryan and Jake Livermore leaving.

Percy wrote on Twitter, “Medical now underway for Dara O’Shea after Burnley agree deal with #wba. Transfer fee is £7m – there was a release clause of £8m but with Burnley the only interested club, fee is regarded as a good one to stabilise finances. Sales still necessary but club in a better position.”

Good money

West Brom's Dara O'Shea has taken to life in the Premier League


For a club like West Brom, raising money from player sales to the tune of £7million is important and it could be beneficial this summer.

Carlos Corberan showed that the current crop of players are good enough to challenge for the play-offs and a few good signings could see them make the top six and perhaps even aim for the top two.

Thus far, there have been exits only so it has caused some concern for the Baggies fans but it’s important to realise that they need it to fund further transfers.

Hopefully, they can manage to sign a centre-back or two and a quality central midfielder as that’s desperately needed.

It also remains to be seen how Corberan decides to fill the void left by Daryl Dike’s long-term injury due to him tearing his ACL.

They should have certain targets in mind for every position and it’s now time for them to begin work on them and get deals over the line.



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