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Burnley: Newcastle and Southampton join transfer race for Chris Wood

Burnley: Newcastle and Southampton join transfer race for Chris Wood - Burnley Transfer Rumours

Burnley striker Chris Wood has reportedly had transfer interest from two other Premier League clubs.

The print edition of The Mirror claimed [via HITC] that Newcastle and Southampton are both interested in the 28-year-old, following reports from Corriere dello Sport [via Daily Mail] last week that he had been offered to Lazio.

According to The Mirror [via HITC], the New Zealand international is valued at £13m by the Clarets despite still having three years left on his current contract.

Wood enjoyed an excellent 2019/20 season for Burnley, netting 14 Premier League goals and finishing as their top scorer. That campaign wasn’t a freak occurrence for the 28-year-old, either, as he has hit double figures in the league of his three seasons at Turf Moor, as well as in the preceding two years at Leeds (as per TransferMarkt).

His importance to Sean Dyche’s attack is emphasised by the fact that his 2019/20 goal tally was almost twice as much as fellow centre-forwards Matej Vydra and Ashley Barnes combined, while Burnley’s midfielders managed a paltry six goals between them. [via TransferMarkt]

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Wood cost the Clarets a reported £15m (as per BBC) when he joined from Leeds three years ago as a player who was virtually unproven in the Premier League. Having since hit 34 goals in the division, he has consistently shown that he belongs in the English top flight.

Indeed, the Yorkshire club had a £22m offer for Ben White rejected by Brighton recently, with the Seagulls apparently holding out for £35m for a defender who has only played twice for the Sussex club and has zero Premier League experience.

Taking all of that into consideration, it seems baffling that Burnley reportedly value Wood at just £13m, particularly when they signed him for £2m more than that when he wasn’t the proven Premier League scorer that he has since become.

He would leave a huge scoring chasm for the Clarets to fill irrespective of the price for which he is sold, and in a market where clubs can seemingly demand £35m for players with no top-flight experience, it would be kamikaze stuff from Burnley to sell the potent Wood for a mere £13m, especially to a Premier League rival like Newcastle or Southampton.

Burnley fans, what price would you put on Wood? Have your say by commenting below!


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