The defensive department of the Burnley squad needs quality additions this winter.
The latest reports in England suggest that Burnley are willing to make 17 million euros offer for Mohamed Simakan.
The 20-year-old’s contract at Strasbourg is set to expire at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Burnley.
Simakan is widely regarded as a key transfer target for Burnley this winter.
The report claims that Burnley manager has extensively scouted Simakan and is considering a move for the centre-back.
The Clarets are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Mohamed Simakan has been a good servant for Strasbourg, and is a centre-back who places himself in the right positions in defensive situations. He has the talent to play many roles in defense.
According to the report, “Burnley are moving for Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan. The Sun says Clarets scouts have backed an offer for the 20-year-old Strasbourg star, who has emerged as their favourite defensive target for the next window. AC Milan tried to buy Simakan in the final days of the summer transfer window, while West Ham considered him as a £9m investment signing. Manager Sean Dyche had various disagreements with his staff and owner Mike Garlick that disrupted plans. And now Burnley are ready to bid £15m for Simakan.”
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Strasbourg would be wise to keep the France international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Burnley?
If Simakan is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Burnley.
Burnley should do everything in their power to sign the in-demand Simakan, who has all the qualities to be a success at the club.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Burnley.
It will be interesting to see if Burnley can beat their rivals to the centre-back’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.