Clarets to Sell Barnes & Vokes to Sign Rodriguez
According to the Sun on Sunday, Burnley are apparently open to considering offers for Ashley Barnes or Sam Vokes in order to fund a move for West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez in the January transfer window.
Ashley Barnes currently sit at the top of the Clarets’ goalscoring charts in the Premier League this season with four goals, closely followed by Sam Vokes and James Tarkowski who have scored three goals each in the top flight. Surprisingly, Sean Dyche is thought to be open to the idea of selling either of the two men, but it must be noted that neither is officially up for sale.
A bid of around £10 million for either player could tempt the Clarets into a sale as they look to get the funds together that will enable them to target former striker Rodriguez who is performing well in the Championship with the Baggies. Rodriguez has scored ten goals in the second tier for Darren Moore’s men to help put them right in the promotion race. But given his connections to Turf Moor, it would be interesting to see what he would prefer to do if Burnley come calling next month.
It would be a surprise if Dyche was that keen to lose either of his two strikers. The pair have been crucial to the club’s success in recent years, with Barnes and Vokes boasting over 80 league goals between them since they joined Burnley.