Sean Dyche’s Burnley plan to reunite Maxwel Cornet with former Lyon team-mate Tino Kadewere even with their Premier League status up in the air, as reported by The Sun (February 13, page 61).
Cornet, Kadewere and Wout Weghorst. Now they are a top three capable of honoring the top half of the Premier League.
Whether Burnley will still be a top-flight side when the transfer window opens again this summer, however, is anyone’s guess.
The Clarets have improved a lot in their last two games. But they have only picked up a single point in that time yet, albeit against Manchester United and Liverpool.
Norwich City have won more league games since January 15 than Burnley have won since August.
The arrival of Weghorst – one of the Bundesliga’s top scorers and a massive upgrade from Chris Wood – has at least given Burnley fans reason for optimism.
Just like the return of Cornet, by far their best player this season, from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Will Burnley sign Tino Kadewere?
Despite their best efforts, however, Burnley failed to get another new striker on the line in January. A deal for Croatia international Mislav Orsic fell apart in the eleventh hour.
And, according to The Sun, the Clarets were also unable to seal Kadewere’s signature.
Burnley are planning to return for the 26-year-old Zimbabwean this summer, although their hopes of luring him to Turf Moor may hinge on their ability to get to the bottom of the table and out of the drop zone.
Kadewere, linked with Celtic and Southampton before sealing a £12m move to Lyon in 2020, has struggled for form of late. He hasn’t scored a single goal in 11 Ligue 1 and Europa League appearances this season.
However, he had his fair share of injury problems during that time. And it’s worth remembering that, last season alone, Kadewere hit the target 10 times in 33 games.
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