Burnley make £9.5m transfer offer for forgotten former Premier League attacker but will have to beat off Saudi interest

1 month ago 31

PREMIER LEAGUE newcomers Burnley have made a bid for forgotten top-flight attacker to help boost their survival hopes.

Vincent Kompany‘s side play Manchester City in Friday’s opening game of the new season.

Getty - Contributor
Burnley have made a bid for Dodi Lukebakio[/caption]
Lukebakio was previously at Watford[/caption]

Burnley have made ten new signings this summer transfer window.

Sander Berge joined the club from fellow new Premier League side Sheffield United on Wednesday.

Englishman James Trafford signed for the Clarets three weeks ago from Manchester City, in a deal worth £19million.

Dodi Lukebakio is another player on fellow countrymen Kompany’s radar.

The Belgian wants to leave Hertha Berlin and is currently training away from the rest of the squad.

Since Hertha’s relegation Lukebakio was eyed up by Burnley and is now set to submit an offer of £9.5m according to BILD.

Capped eight times by Belgium, Lukebakio once played in the Premier League with Watford.

He signed in January 2018 but failed to make an impact.

He made one appearance in total for the Hornets, in a 2-0 defeat against West Ham away from home.

Lukebakio spent a season on loan iat Fortuna Dusseldorf, scoring 14 goals and assisting a further five.

In 2019 he completed his move from Watford to Budesliga side Hertha Berlin for a reported fee of £20 million.

Burnley are looking to complete the deal for the 25-year-old and strengthen their attack even more for the new Premier League season.

Read Entire Article