Gudmundsson set to be first signing
Could Charlton Athletic’s Iceland international Johann Berg Gudmundsson be about to become Burnley’s first signing since winning promotion to the Premier League and clinching the title against the player and his team at The Valley last May.
A whole host of players have been linked with us but Gudmundsson is one who has all but been kept off the radar, but this evening, Richard Cawley, who covers Charlton for the South London Press, has revealed that the Clarets have had an offer accepted for him that is thought to be £2.5 million plus a further million in add ons.
The 25-year-old has been at Charlton for two years after signing from Dutch club AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2014 and has been a regular in the Charlton side, starting 77 of their 92 league games and making four further appearances as a substitute. He’s netted 16 league goals for them.
His last game for Charlton was against us and he’s since played in all of Iceland’s five games in the Euros as the minnows impressed to reach the last eight of the competition, beating England on the way.
Cawley suggests that he was never going to stay at Charlton following relegation and added that Norwich have also been keen on him, although Burnley hold the edge having won promotion to the Premier League.
Nothing has, as yet, been said by either club, but it does suggest that Burnley could be very close to making him the first eagerly awaited summer signing.Share this page :