Premier League newcomers Burnley are reportedly set to sign Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on a season long loan deal.
According to Mike Patterson of Sky Sports, Bamford is extremely close to completing a move to Turf Moor. Burnley manager Sean Dyche has revealed that the transfer is nearing completing and it should be announced in a few days.
“Patrick is close. It’s just a few is getting dotted and ts getting crossed.
“There are a number of other things closer too, but we still have to get them over the line, so we’ll wait and see,” said Dyche.
It is understood that the Burnley manager is looking to bolster his squad before the end of the window. Due to financial restrictions, Dyche has only managed to rope in four players, out of which three are on full ownership.
Bamford, 22, has shown immense promise with the youth ranks at Chelsea, but has failed to make his senior debut for the Blues. Thus, a move to Burnley could see the youngster clock regular playing minutes and take his game to the next level.
He was sent out on loan last season at Crystal Palace and Norwich City, but failed to establish himself as a regular in both sides. At Burnley too, he will serve as an understudy to Andre Gray and Sam Vokes, and would have to prove his worth before being named as a regular in Dyche’s playing eleven.
As per the Guardian, a host of Championship sides including Queens Park Rangers, Aston Villa and Fulham were interested in signing him, but the player has decided on a move to Burnley as he wants to continue playing in the top tier.