Sean Dyche Checking Out Rapid Vienna Full-Back Boli Mbombo
Burnley Football Club and Huddersfield Town are reported interested in Rapid Vienna full-back Boli Mbombo, who is the cousin of Romelu Lukaku. The full back was scouted in the Austrian top-flight last season and is expected to have more clubs competing for his signature this summer.
Sean Dyche is looking for cover and competition at left-back as Charlie Taylor played every game of the Premier League campaign after missing the first three weeks. Huddersfield are also looking to bolster their squad for a promotion challenge next season after getting relegated into the Sky Bet Championship.
Both are weighing up £3million moves for Mbombo as competition for his signature could increase later in the window. The Belgium-born wide man can also play as a winger and has experience in the Champions League from earlier in his career.
He started his career at Club Brugge in his homeland, where he made his debut as a teenager, before earning a move to Vienna two years ago. Rapid are without European football next season after falling to an eighth-place finish in the Austrian Bundesliga, losing the subsequent Europa League play-off to Sturm Graz.
Last season saw them reach the knockout rounds of the competition, beating Steaua Bucharest, Rangers and Spartak Moscow on course to a heavy round-of-32 loss to Inter Milan. Mbombo played in seven matches of that campaign, including the December 1-0 win over the Gers in Vienna.