Burnley switch priorities dealing with Vincent Kompany as key recruitment challenges for Clarets


Vincent Kompany has just lately been put in as Burnley’s new boss and faces a number of areas of his squad which require strengthening.

Kompany has been named the brand new boss at Turf Moor because the everlasting successor to Sean Dyche as chairman Alan Tempo steps up plans for subsequent season. A number of senior gamers have departed on the finish of their contract whereas discussions stay ongoing with others and a number of other first crew stars might depart following relegation.

It means Burnley face a busy summer season switch window and a serious squad overhaul. We have a look at the Clarets squad depth and the switch priorities.

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Nick Pope is more likely to transfer on. The Clarets keeper is an England worldwide and may have the World Cup in his sights in December.

Championship soccer received’t assist his trigger and he’ll understandably search a transfer again to the highest flight. He’s essentially the most beneficial asset Burnley have and with the Clarets needing to stability the books following relegation, a departure is inevitable offering there are suitors.

With West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone obtainable on a free switch, there are options to Pope on the market and whereas Burnley will hearken to affords, they received’t need to let the 29-year-old go on a budget even when preliminary studies of a £40million valuation appear optimistic.

Bailey Peacock Farrell will return following his mortgage at Sheffield Wednesday and with the skilled Wayne Hennessey additionally below contract, the Clarets don’t have a determined want so as to add a substitute for Pope and could be higher served diverting the funds elsewhere.


James Tarkowski has left on a free switch as anticipated. Nathan Collins has proved a greater than in a position deputy and whereas he can also have suitors after a powerful debut marketing campaign, he’s below a prolonged contract and it might take a sizeable supply for Burnley to think about parting with the Irishman.

If the Clarets can retain the 21-year-old then they are going to search an skilled signing to interchange the departing Ben Mee who has opted to maneuver on after 11 years at Turf Moor. Signing no less than one centre again is essential. Kevin Lengthy affords skilled again up whereas Bobby Thomas might step up into the primary crew reckoning though a mortgage transfer could also be thought of for a participant with restricted senior minutes below his belt.

How the Burnley squad is shaping up

Burnley will desire a left sided centre half at the least, whereas a left again may also be on the agenda to compete with Erik Pieters having left on a free switch. Owen Dodgson is an possibility after making his senior debut final season however he is had restricted senior soccer and will depart on mortgage.

That will see Burnley transfer into the marketplace for a long run Mee substitute. A younger left sided central defender could be the right addition, a place Taylor Harwood-Bellis might fill with the Man Metropolis teenager having been strongly linked with the Clarets.

At proper again, Burnley have Matt Lowton and Connor Roberts below contract and can hope to retain each to supply competitors whereas the Clarets have been linked with Blackpool’s Jordan Gabriel with Phil Bardsley having departed on a free switch.


A place Burnley have wanted to strengthen for quite a few seasons. A centre midfielder and no less than one winger will probably be on the summer season buying checklist earlier than we account for any potential departures.

Dwight McNeil has had a disappointing season however his age, expertise and potential imply a Premier League membership might come calling. He’s below a long run contract however the Clarets might determine to money in if there may be a suggestion within the area of £15million plus.

Maxwel Cornet is more likely to depart with a £17.5million launch clause now lively and his showings this time period might nicely entice somebody to swoop in at that value with West Ham and Everton already linked. That would go away Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who has struggled with damage. Even when Burnley hold McNeil, additions out vast are crucial.

Within the center, Ashley Westwood is at the moment out injured and can miss the beginning of subsequent season whereas Josh Brownhill could have prime flight suitors. Burnley will need to hold maintain of him and he referenced returning the membership to the highest flight in a social media submit following relegation.

Discussions are ongoing with Jack Cork, who desires a two 12 months cope with solely a 12 month supply on the desk whereas Dale Stephens has left which means a inventive central midfield will probably be on the want checklist whereas one other addition to supply competitors could be welcome.


Wout Weghorst is destined to depart with a bunch of golf equipment linked with the striker and the Netherlands worldwide having stated he intends to depart having dropped into the Championship. Stories counsel there may be an settlement that he can go away on mortgage now Burnley have been relegated.

The Clarets have activated the choice on Ashley Barnes’ contract and Jay Rodriguez is below contract. Talks are ongoing with Matej Vydra over a brand new deal however he’ll miss the primary half of subsequent season by way of damage.

Burnley have kids Lewis Richardson, Max Thompson and Michael Mellon coming by way of however the Clarets are more likely to try to recruit a pacey ahead.

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