By Pranav Shahaney

28th Jun, 2022 | 2:10pm

Burnley reportedly value their highly-rated defender and Leeds United target Nathan Collins at £40million.

According to the Sun, there is little prospect of the Clarets getting that sort of money, reported by the Lancashire Telegraph, for the 21-year-old and a deal in the region of £20million could be enough to convince them to sell him.

Should the Ireland international go for that money, he would break the record for the highest transfer fee ever shelled out for an Irish player which is currently held by Robbie Keane when Liverpool signed him from Spurs for £19million in 2008.

Given the interest in services from Wolves, Leicester City and Newcastle among other clubs, he is in line for a record-breaking move this summer.

Worth it?

For £20million, Leeds would be getting a young but proven international defender who’s also got experience of playing in the Premier League.

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However, they’re going to have their work cut out, given the number of clubs that are showing an interest in his services.

The Clarets are cash-strapped as they’re due a considerable amount in loans post their takeover.

With no Premier League money, it’s going to be even tougher for them to raise money which would mean them having to sell some of their assets.

Collins is one such player and he must be considered by Leeds as their defenders have not been consistent over the last few seasons.

They’ve also suffered numerous injuries in the past which has seen the club relying on players from the Under-23s like Charlie Cresswell and Leo Hjelde.

It remains to be seen if the Whites solidify their interest with an official bid.

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.