Blackpool favorite Jordan Gabriel linked with surprise move to Championship newcomers Burnley

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Journalist Alan Nixon claims future new Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is targeting Gabriel as a potential replacement for Wales international Connor Roberts, who has been linked with a return to the Premier League.

Kompany has yet to be officially announced as Burnley manager due to work permit delays, but it is a formality.

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Gabriel has made 35 appearances this season, scoring once, as he helped Neil Critchley’s side reach the Championship via play-off.

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Although the fee was not disclosed, it was rumored at the time to be worth around £700,000, although it was likely to include various add-ons and clauses.

Gabriel was limited to just 21 appearances last season due to injury, with his campaign cut short in April when he suffered a hamstring injury in the loss to West Brom.

It was the 23-year-old’s second hamstring injury in as many months, having also been sidelined in early March.

He battled with Dujon Sterling for the right-back position last season before his teammate returned to parent club Chelsea.

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