Clarets Make Official Bids For Jenson Seelt & Hjalmar Ekdal
According to reports in a number of national newspapers in both the UK & Europe, the Clarets are believed to have made official offers for two defenders as Vincent Kompany looks to bring in some defensive reinforcements. Having lost a couple of senior defenders in the transfer window with Matt Lowton joining Huddersfield Town and Kevin Long joining Birmingham City the club also lost on loan defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis to injury in the FA Cup match at AFC Bournemouth last weekend.
The club are said to have made official bids of £1.5M for two players, the first is Jenson Seelt from PSV who is an exciting prospect for the future, any deal for the nineteen year old is likely to be with one eye on the future. As the PSV youngster is playing most of his football for the second team of the Dutch giants, who play in the lower leagues.
However, twenty-four year old Hjalmar Ekdal has been a regular in the Swedish top-flight with Djurgardens IF, his performances resulting in the centre-back earning his first caps for the Swedish national team. Ekdal’s pedigree suggests he would be able to make an instant impact at Turf Moor and therefore assist with the short term defensive issue.
Most Clarets fans won’t know much about these players but the reality is that they will all trust in Vincent Kompany and the recruitment team after the work they’ve done over the past six months. Both players are relatively low fees in the modern game, so it will be interesting to see if they can get these moves are finalised.