Dwight McNeil’s father has claimed that his son could go on to play for one of the Premier League’s top clubs.
The 20-year-old English winger arrived at Turf Moor during his youth days from Manchester United and he has since gone on to firmly establish himself as a first team player under Sean Dyche. Making his first team debut in 2017 against Bournemouth as a substitute, the Rochdale native has gradually been enhancing his reputation for the Clarets.
Appearing 29 times for the club this season, McNeil has scored two goals and gained five assists (as per Transfermarkt), making himself a key part of Dyche’s team.
Still only 20, McNeil has also found playing time at international level, representing England’s under-21 side three times, and his father has now spoken about how far he feels the winger can take his career.
Speaking in an interview with The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times, Matty McNeil said: “I believe, with improvement, he can be good enough for the top teams, but some of the top teams seem to favour foreign players, who Dwight can be as good as.”
Formerly a Manchester United academy player, Dwight McNeil is certainly making strides forward, with Transfermarkt increasing his market value of late to just under the £20m mark.
Those are some hopeful yet positive words from McNeil’s father and his belief that the winger will go on to play at the highest level is admirable and well-founded. Still at a young age, Dwight McNeil has the next couple of years to further enhance his reputation and build on his goals and assists returns.
Burnley sit 10th in the Premier League table as things stand and, if McNeil can play a part in helping them push towards a European place, then perhaps the winger could be in for a summer of huge opportunity.
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