Nathan Collins Back On Clarets Summer Transfer Target List
Burnley Football Club are set to submit a £9M bid for Stoke City central defender Nathan Collins, according to Football Insider the Premier League club have reignited their pursuit of the young defender ahead of the summer window after failing with a £7.5M offer in the January transfer window.
Nathan Collins, who turns twenty this week already has forty-seven appearances to his name for Stoke City, with twenty-seven of those coming in the 2020-21 campaign. But he has not featured since mid-February after he fractured the bottom of his foot in a game against Norwich City.
Signed from Irish side Cherry Orchard in 2016, the centre-half made his professional debut for the Potters at Swansea in April 2019. Shortly after he was rewarded with a new long-term deal which is due to run until the summer of 2024. He has been capped twice by the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level but is yet to receive a call-up to the senior squad.
Sean Dyche may view Collins as a replacement for James Tarkowski, who has spoken openly about his desire to leave Turf Moor within the past twelve months, with the club’s contract offer “no where near” enough to convince him to stay. The England international will enter the final year of his contract with Burnley this June and club chiefs may look to cash in, rather than risk losing him on a free in the summer of 2022.