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UPDATE: Burnley to finalise young left back deal?

Burnley have recently been linked with young Irish left back Danny Lafferty. Yesterday, herald.ie reported that Burnley are “set to finalise” a deal for the player, even though Eddie Howe has stated there won’t be any more permanent signings.

UPDATE: The Sentinel is now reporting Lafferty will travel to Burnley for a medical and to discuss personal terms after a fee of £150k was agreed between Derry and Burnley.

The online site, linked to the Evening Herald, reports the fee to be €200,000 (£167,000) – a relatively small fee for a player who is praised highly by Derry City fans. @sparkysegal told us: “Danny is a great attacking full back, he will be big loss for Derry and has an eye for goal” while @rorykelly46 added: “[He's a] very good player. Attacking full-back, good on the ground and in the air. Scores goals too.”

Now, the fact that the story was written on Thursday and state that Burnley were likely to sign the player “today” tells us something about the validity of the report, but as Burnley fans will know, Eddie Howe likes to play his cards close to his chest and nothing can ever be ruled out.

However, Howe recently said there would be no new additions to the squad, telling the local media: “I think we’re done for permanent signings. I don’t think there is anything left for us to work with.

“There may be a loan depending on injuries – and if we need certain positions we might look to do it – but for permanent signings that will be it.”

Pretty conclusive, one might think, but the article clearly quotes Derry manager Declan Devine as saying: “It looks like he will be moving on. Burnley will be making a bid and Watford are also looking.” It’s all a bit contradictory to be honest, but the truth is we won’t know anything until the transfer window “slams” shut on Tuesday evening – coincidentally (and somewhat stupidly) the same evening we are playing Nottingham Forest.

Do you think Burnley will make any more signings this window, or is that it? Comment on the right. 

 

  1. Looks like this is going to be done, let’s hope he’s more Fox than Easton!

    Posted 2 years ago by JamieSmiff
  2. Sounds like he’s more in the mould of Fox than Easton. Whether he can be as good is another matter. The price and age fit into what Eddie is trying to do, if there was to be another permanent signing, it was always going to be a cheap, calculated gamble type signing.

    Posted 2 years ago by cstanworth86
    • Indeed. Interested to see if Eddie throws him straight in.

      Posted 2 years ago by JamieSmiff
    • I’ve spoken to three Derry fans about him, and all say he’s a good player – it’s also a bonus that he seems attack minded and even scores goals, so I guess a Trippier-for-the-other-side?

      Posted 2 years ago by adamzander
    • I’ve said since Fox left that we often look unbalanced with Trippier offering such an attacking threat and Easton/Mee not so much.

      Stanislas suffers on the left wing too with the lack of any natural support on the over-lap.

      Normally I’d say he’d be one for next season but Easton is clearly out of favour due to being rubbish, and Mee is much more comfortable in the middle. But we’ve been so solid recently – would we risk changing that by throwing him right in?

      Posted 2 years ago by kevr1990
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