Burnley have been extremely busy during the final week of the summer transfer window.
The Clarets secured their place in the next round of the Europa League qualifiers with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Aberdeen. It was their first European tie for over 51 years, and Burnley fans will be delighted to see their side emerge victoriously. They will face Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in the next round.
Sean Dyche has significantly strengthened his side ahead of the tie. The Englishman secured the signing of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart after Nick Pope was taken off injured against Aberdeen. Dyche also landed Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough to strengthen his defence and Matej Vydra to bolster the attack. The latest set of reports suggest Burnley will make a move for Everton outcast – Yannick Bolasie
Valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, the Clarets would be wise to look elsewhere. Everton want close to £20m for the winger who has scored just two league goals for Everton since joining from Crystal Palace back in 2016 for £25m. Bolasie has missed 53 matches as a result of injury during his time on Merseyside and Burnley shouldn’t risk bringing him to Turf Moor.
His lack of end product is a real concern – his best tally for Premier League goals in a season is only five. Signing an unproductive winger for £20m would not be a smart move for Dyche. Bolasie also pockets around £75,000-per-week, according to Spotrac, which is far too much for a player of his quality.
Burnley should keep hold of their money and wait for a better option to become available.
Burnley fans, thoughts?