Burnley open to offers for £25m Leeds United transfer target Nathan Collins
Burnley have reportedly put a £25million price tag on defender Nathan Collins amid interest from Leeds United.
According to the Daily Mirror (June 18, 11:24 am), Newcastle, Aston Villa and Wolves are all keen on signing the 21-year-old this summer post the Clarets’ relegation.
Burnley are understood to be open to receiving offers for the Republic of Ireland international amid their current financial crisis.
Paying that kind of money for a player who’s not featured that much in the Premier League is ludicrous and something that the Leeds board will never get behind.
He only joined Burnely last summer – which was his first campaign in the English top flight.
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Just because he’s not hit his peak yet, the Clarets think that they can demand such a heavy transfer fee for him which will help them get out of their crisis.
They currently owe their owners a great deal of money after the takeover and the fact that they got relegated is making things all the more difficult for them.
If Leeds are interested in signing him and have made him their priority they must not be bullied into paying that much for him.
They can drive down the fee to whatever they deem fit and Burnley will be compelled to accept it as Collins is unlikely to want to play Championship football next season.
As he only moved to Turf Moor last summer, he does not have any real loyalty to the club either.
In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has shared if a ‘Sensational’ defensive midfielder has agreed terms for an Elland Road switch and become the club’s fourth summer signing.