Clarets Monitoring Olympiacos Defender Omar Elabdellaoui
According to reports on the Greek website SDNA, Burnley Football Club are interested in signing Olympiacos defender Omar Elabdellaoui, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the current season. Elabdellaoui, is a Norwegian International who has already spent time in the Premier League with Manchester City and Hull City.
After starting his career playing for Norwegian club Skeid, he joined Manchester City at the age of sixteen were he played for the U18 team under former Blackburn Rovers player Scott Sellars. Elabdellaoui made an impressive start in the academy and was awarded a first-team squad number for the 2010–11 season, He was also in the squad on the bench for Manchester City’s Europa League match against Juventus on 16th December 2010.
Whilst at the Etihad Stadium he had three loan spells Strømsgodset (2011), Feyenoord (2012) and Eintracht Braunschweig (2103) the following season he joined the german side on a permanent contract. After one season in Germany the full-back moved to Olympiacos were he has spent the last six years, which also included a loan spell at Hull City in 2017.
Burnley are said to be one of the clubs who are currently looking at the player as they look to bolster their squad ahead of next season, because Elabdellaoui is out of contract this summer he is able to speak to other clubs now and sign a pre-contract agreement.