What the future holds for each Burnley player with the Clarets’ Premier League future hanging in the balance

Burnley’s aim is to try and secure another season of Premier League football as the Clarets head to the final 11 of the campaign.

Whether Sean Dyche’s side have beaten the drop or slipped in the Championship, they face a crucial summer with 10 senior players out of contract and an aging squad.

The Clarets will want to retain their key players and have the majority of their first-choice XI under contract.

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We take a look at the senior squad and what the future might hold.

Nick Pope

Under a long-term contract and established as Burnley No.1. His return to the England squad could lead him to feel he needs Premier League football next season, whether the Clarets are there or not, but Burnley won’t let the 29-year-old get off to a good start. market and there is no clear club that you think would move. for him.

wayne hennessy

Signed a two-year deal when he arrived last summer and is unlikely to move on.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell

On loan at Sheffield on Wednesday in League One and his future could hinge on whether Pope stays or leaves.

Northern Ireland number one and will want playing time.

Will Norris

Under contract for another 12 months and although he is unlikely to play too often, he is expected to stay at Turf Moor.

Connor Robert

Has broken into the team in recent weeks and is under a long-term contract.

Is a player who could be part of a new, younger Burnley XI in time and has already proven he can be one of the best in the Championship if the Clarets drop out.

Matt Lowton

Will likely stay at Burnley, has been a mainstay for the Clarets in recent seasons and although he has lost his place in the XI, he is under contract and it is difficult to see a deal being made for him to leave at this stage.

Phil Bardsley

The veteran has played little in recent seasons and is out of contract this summer.

The future is likely to lie with him and whether he seeks minutes elsewhere or continues a career that began nearly two decades ago.

Charlie Taylor

First choice left for Burnley and under contract until 2024.

May have suitors but the Clarets won’t want to see him go and staying at Turf Moor seems likely.

Erik Pieters

Out of contract and eager to play first team football.

Has proven himself when called up for this term and will likely be offered an extension, but the decision may be up to the player as it’s hard to see him ousting Taylor in Dyche’s thoughts.

Ben Mee

The big talking point out of contract is the captain.

He remains confident he will sign new terms even if Burnley fall, but the longer the contract remains unsigned the more questions arise, although he has spoken of his desire to end his career at Turf Moor.

James Tarkowski

It would take a remarkable turnaround for him to remain a Burnley player.

Openly said he wanted a new challenge and terminated his contract. Will be an attractive signing for many in the Premier League on a free transfer.

Nathan Collins

The Irishman has impressed when called up this season and Burnley see a bright future for the 20-year-old.

Will take Tarkowski’s place in the XI next season.

Kevin Long

Could make his first appearance of the season when Man City visit Turf Moor and will still be fourth choice.

But under contract and seems happy with his situation, he will probably remain as a substitute.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Set to miss the rest of the season through injury and the Iceland international has had bad luck for the past two years.

Contracted and likely to stay at Burnley in a position where the Clarets have limited depth.

Aaron Lennon

Has attracted attention since returning to the team and wants to continue playing.

Seems happy at Burnley and Dyche is certainly happy with him so a new contract is likely.

Ashley Westwood

Is under fire from support sections but remains a key cog in Dyche’s system and will be a Burnley player next season.

Josh Brown Hill

Improved through the second half of the campaign and, like Roberts and Collins, has a Championship pedigree and is young enough to be an integral part of a Burnley squad in the future.

Jack Cork

Lost his place in the squad this season and is out of contract, but the club have the option to extend for another 12 months and are likely to want to retain his services. It could come down to whether the player has other options, but staying at Turf Moor seems preferred.

Dale Stephens

Has barely played since signing two seasons ago and it’s hard to see the value for either club or player in offering the 32-year-old new terms.

Dwight McNeil

Featured for some of the country’s biggest clubs not too long ago, but the 22-year-old has struggled for consistency this season and given he’s on a long-term contract and won’t be sold on the cheap could well stay at Turf Moor even if Burnley are relegated.

Maxwel Cornet

Hit the floor as soon as he arrived and has huge potential.

Burnley would love to keep him, but if the Clarets were to be relegated, it’s hard to see him staying. Given that Chris Wood had a release clause, it would be somewhat naive to think there would be no relegation release option in the 25-year-old’s deal when he was sure to miss suitors.

Wout Weghorst

In a position similar to Cornet.

At 29, he fulfilled a dream by moving to the Premier League and if Burnley stays up, he will be a focal point for the Clarets.

If they fall, again there could be a clause as the player – in a World Cup year – may want to play at the highest level possible despite joining Burnley in January.

Jay Rodriguez

Hailing from Burnley but facing an uncertain future. Has played fairly regularly but is not a certain starter and is out of contract this summer.

Could look to move up to regular first-team football and it may depend on what division Burnley are in as to what happens next.

Matej Vydra

Currently injured and has struggled to start since arriving.

Destined to evolve this summer as a free agent.

Ashley Barnes

Back in the fold after injury and although the striker is out of contract this summer, the club have a 12-month option and he is expected to stay.

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