Clarets Making Official Offer For Stoke City Centre-Back Nathan Collins
According to Talksport, Stoke City have today rejected a £10m offer for defender Nathan Collins from Premier League side Burnley Football Club, the 20 year-old defender has been subject of interest from a few clubs over the past year but now it is understood that Burnley have had an official offer turned down for the Republic of Ireland international.
Collins has been the subject of a bid from the Clarets before when they made a £7.5m bid in the January transfer window, the defender has been in fine form for the Potters and has been one of the standout performers in a season. Collins made 22 league appearances for the club over the past season and has made 39 in total over the past couple of seasons, the defender suffered a season-ending foot injury in February however and will be looking to get fit and ready for next season.
It is not yet known if Burnley will come back with a third bid for the defender but it may be likely as Dyche looks to bolster his squad ahead of the new season. Collins is a progressive defender who loves to bring the ball out from the back and play. He is known for being a ‘modern’ centre-back with his ability to play out from the back and being comfortable on the ball.
Stoke City may find it difficult to replace the defender should he move on this summer whether that is to Burnley or elsewhere unless they are able to land a considerable fee. Michael O’Neill may well have a decision to make over the coming weeks as he looks to build a side able to compete for a play-off berth next season.