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It was the summer of 2009 when Burnley signed Canadian defender David Edgar from Newcastle United but he could soon be heading back to the north east of England with a potential move to Sunderland.

He started his career with Newcastle but could find himself playing for their bitter rivals with news that Sunderland want to take him on trial although they are still waiting on news from Canada. This morning, manager Jack Ross told the local paper: “I haven’t had any confirmation of that at the moment, if we do I’ll let you know.”

1314 burnley david edgar 00 300x300Edgar was one of a number of Burnley signings following promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs. He’d been sent off on his last appearance for Newcastle and was suspended for our trip to Stoke. However, it was some time after that Stoke game before he finally made his Premier League debut. With all of Clarke Carlisle, Steven Caldwell and Andre Bikey ruled out, he was in the first team Brian Laws named for the game at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

He joined Swansea on loan later in that first season and would have gone there again in the following season but for an administrate error at our club. But he went on to make 114 appearances for us, his last coming in the 1-0 win at Blackpool at Easter 2014 when he came on as a late substitute for Danny Ings, before moving to Birmingham in 2014 after his Burnley contract wasn’t renewed.

He spent most of his two seasons there out on loan at Huddersfield and Sheffield United before moving home to Canada with Vancouver Whitecaps for whom he played before a serious injury looked to have ended his career.

But he came back and even won his place back in the Canada team, for whom he has now won 42 caps. He spent a month at Nashville SC earlier this year before signing for Ottawa Fury in August. They’ve since announced he won’t be returning next season and that has brought the interest from Sunderland. Edgar is reportedly keen on a return to England.

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