Burnley manager Sean Dyche has admitted that he is resigned to eventually losing winger Dwight McNeil.
The teenager has been hugely impressive since being given his chance in the Clarets’ first team last season.
“We want him to get recognition because he deserves it, he’s a very good player. He remains very humble, he remains driven to what he wants to do and they’re important qualities. He’s got to remain like that to really go to the top, first of all with us. I think he can go beyond us and can go on to pastures new at a higher level of club.” Dyche said.
McNeil has burst onto the scene for Burnley and has already built a reputation for himself as a player who can create chances for his teammates out of nothing, while also being able to chip in on the scoresheet.
Indeed, that is demonstrated given the 19-year-old contributed an impressive five assists in just nineteen starts last term, while he also got himself in on the scoring act with three goals as he helped the Clarets clamber away from a potential relegation scrap.
McNeil will surely get a move eventually if he keeps playing the way he is playing, meaning Dyche could be spot on with his assessment.
The key for Burnley will be making sure they get the right fee for a player who is clearly talented
With his pace (touched on by The Sun) down the flank, if he can maintain his consistency and keep a level head, then the sky really is the limit.
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