Clarets Chasing OGC Nice Striker

Ex-Manchester United Striker Deji Sotona to Join Clarets On Free Transfer

According to reports in the Football Insider, Burnley Football Club are set to sign OGC Nice forward Deji Sotona on a free transfer, the former Manchester United youngster returned to France this month after completing a loan deal at Kilmarnock Football Club however he is now set to fly to England to sign for Sky Bet Championship leaders.

The twenty year old has struggled for game time since making a permanent move to Nice and he is now joining Burnley in hopes of reigniting his promising career. Sotona attracted attention from both Manchester City & Manchester United as a youngster and eventually chose to sign for the Red Devils aged thirteen.

He spent four years at Carrington, working his way up the ranks and even training with the first team. Remarkably, at sixteen he was named the fastest player at the club, clocking a speed of 22.9 mph to beat Marcus Rashford and Diogo Dalot to the top of the timesheets.

Manchester United offered Sotona a three-year contract extension after his stint with the first team but he rejected the offer and instead became a free agent in 2020. Former Nice manager Patrick Vieira then personally reached out to Sotona to lure him to the French outfit, promising the youngster some first team opportunities. Sotona joined Nice after his Manchester United contract expired, but Vieira was sacked shortly after and game time became hard to come by for the young striker.

He joined Brentford’s B team for a six-month loan in January 2022 and then immediately joined Kilmarnock on a season-long loan afterwards. But he has continued to struggle for game time and after making just two appearances for Kilmarnock during his loan for a total of thirty-two minutes he has returned to France and is expected to join Kompany’s squad during the January transfer window.

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