Former players in deadline day moves
As the transfers went through yesterday ahead of the January window closing, three players who have been at Burnley in recent years were signing for new clubs.
The first of them was Georges-Kévin NKoudou. A year ago, the winger came to Burnley from Spurs on a loan deal until the end of the season. He made his debut as a substitute at Crystal Palace but he found his opportunities limited and started just two games, the wins at West Brom and Watford.
On his return to Spurs he’s been unable to break into the first team. He made a substitute appearance in the League Cup back in October while more recently he came on in the Premier League game at Fulham and set up the winner while just last Sunday he played the full game against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.
Yesterday, he joined AS Monaco on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
There was also a loan move for Marvin Sordell. Injury has kept him out of the Burton team since November but, fit again, he’s now looking for some game time and signed for Northampton on loan until the end of the season.
His move is seen as a good one for Northampton boss Keith Curle who said at the completion of the move: “He is an experienced striker and just the sort of player we were looking to add to the squad.
“He is a good age, he has a fantastic pedigree having played a lot of football at Championship level, he has good quality, his movement is excellent and he has shown throughout his career he can score goals at every level.
“We are delighted to have been able to bring someone of Marvin’s calibre to the club and we are looking forward to working with him.”
Finally, goalkeeper Matt Gilks, who was with Burnley from 2014 to 2016, has moved from Scunthorpe to Lincoln on a free transfer. He was first choice at Scunthorpe last season but has not featured during the current season. Lincoln boss Danny Cowley said: “He’s a really experienced goalkeeper, and has played in the Premier League. He’s got International caps, and already played with two of our back four in Neal Eardley and Jason Shackell so that helps.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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