Three Premier League Clubs Linked to Dwight McNeil
Burnley Football Club are expecting a number of bids for Dwight McNeil in the January transfer window, as the winger is on the wish list of a few Premier League rivals including Everton, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace all monitoring the Clarets winger. Sean Dyche will be looking for a transfer fee of around £40M so that he can invest in the Clarets squad during this transfer window.
All three sides will have to make changes in order to sign Dwight McNeil with The Toffees having to raise funds in order to sign the winger, whilst Crystal Palace would have to sell Wilfried Zaha and Aston Villa will need to shift some of their squad for the move to happen. If the trio come in, they would have 22-year-old McNeil in the £20m class, but that may not be enough.
The Clarets are open to business but only if the price is right for their England Under-21 star. Sean Dyche’s Burnley know they will have to trade McNeil at some point as they are determined to keep James Tarkowski and Ben Mee away from Newcastle United. Keeping the defensive duo means McNeil could be the one to sell to raise funds.
Aston Villa were linked with a move to McNeil in the summer but opted to sign Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen as a replacement for Jack Grealish instead. Manchester United were also said to have had an interest previously but were deterred by McNeil’s £35m asking price. Burnley are currently in the relegation zone so Dyche will be keen to hold onto his biggest stars.
But McNeil has dropped in form and is yet to score this season, he has recorded just one assist and he has been overshadowed by the summer signing Maxwel Cornet so the club could decide to cash in on the youngster while his stock is high.