Taylor made for a move to Burnley
Not too many days ago there weren’t many players being linked with a move to Burnley, but now they are appearing one after the other that it has become difficult to keep up.
The latest is Leeds United left back Charlie Taylor who, according to reports, is interesting both us and Middlesbrough, the club who some media sources seem to think are current Football League Champions.
The 22-year old York born defender, who has been with Leeds since the start of his career, has established himself in the team following loans with Bradford City, York, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Fleetwood. Last season he played 39 of their 46 league games including both games against Burnley.
He has one year remaining on his contract but it appears he’s upset Leeds’ owner Massimo Cellino who is said to be very disappointed with the way Taylor has acted, claiming that the player and his agent have avoided any contract talks for the first year.
Cellino blasted: “We are not going to let him go now. Trust me,” adding that he would rather lose him on a free than let him leave now, although given his age, Leeds would be entitled to compensation should he run down his contract.
I’m not sure those close to Leeds do trust Cellino and Phil Hay, who reports on the club for the Yorkshire Evening Post, has said it has the hallmarks of the Sam Byram situation, and he eventually left for West Ham. “Experience tells you a realistic offer of money will probably talk louder,” Hay tweeted.
Left back does appear to be a position you might expect Sean Dyche to strengthen. With Ben Mee now playing in the centre we only have Stephen Ward with Danny Lafferty as back up and Lafferty’s football at Burnley has been very limited in the last two or three years with him getting more games on loan at Rotherham and Oldham.
The Taylor one might be one to keep an eye on but best of luck Burnley in trying to do business with Cellino, it might just be more difficult than trying to deal with Nottingham Forest’s Fawaz Al-Hasawi.Share this page :