Burnley

Profit Players: Johann Gudmundsson

Profit Players: Johann Gudmundsson

After such a great season, things are now going horribly wrong for Burnley with Sean Dyche’s men sitting just two points above the relegation zone.

Under the 47-year-old, who has done a tremendous job at Turf Moor, it has become a bit stale.

And should he be unable to steer his side away from the drop, then it could have ramifications on the futures of some of the club’s players including Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

All things considered, it would not be a surprise to see an all-out brawl break out between the Premier League teams in the bottom half of the table for the Iceland international’s services if Burnley are indeed relegated.

Signed for just £2.70m (Transfermarkt) from Charlton Athletic back in 2016, Gudmundsson has been one of the standout performers in Dyche’s team and easily one of the more creative players the Englishman has to call upon.

A strong crosser from either flank, the Icelandic winger set up eight goals in the Premier League last season, a respectable tally given Burnley are not a team who dominate games and look to attack constantly.

It is that sort of creativity Burnley probably need more of if they are to progress further under Dyche and not become an outfit constantly facing the threat of relegation.

In a 4-4-2 or any side that looks to use the width as often as possible, Gudmundsson is exactly the sort of player you want in your starting XI.

At a team like Bournemouth or Crystal Palace, you could see the former Charlton man thriving.

Regardless of what happens from this point on, for £2.70m, Dyche should be applauded for his acquisition of Gudmundsson.

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