Burnley remain in the bottom three of the Premier League following a 3-1 defeat against Arsenal at the weekend, then a 1-5 battering at the hands of Everton on Boxing Day.
The Clarets were left empty-handed after goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners a two-goal cushion into the second half. Ashley Barnes clawed one back to the visitors but an injury time goal from Alex Iwobi sealed the points for Unai Emery. The defeat means Burnley will sit in the Premier League relegation zone on Christmas Day.
Indeed, Sean Dyche’s men have made improvements in recent weeks but aren’t getting the results to steer them away from danger. The Clarets didn’t have the attacking options to threaten to equalise against the Gunners and Dyche should be looking for reinforcements in the upcoming transfer window. A new playmaker should be top of his list of priorities.
One man the Englishman could target is ADO Den Haag maestro – Nasser El Khayati. Valued at £3.6m by Transfermarkt, the Moroccan has been a key player for the Eredivisie side since joining from Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 2017. After various moves between Holland and England, the playmaker has finally rediscovered his best form.
The 29-year-old ended last season with 11 goals and 11 assists in the league and has continued his excellent form into the new campaign. El Khayati has already found the back of the net 15 times this season as well as creating five for his team-mates. Averaging an incredible 2.9 key passes per game, he can be the man to get the goals flowing at Turf Moor in the New Year (WhoScored).
The playmaker has been a proven goalscorer and Burnley should do all they can to land his signature in the upcoming window.
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