Obafemi in loan move from Swansea
Burnley were strongly linked with Swansea City striker Michael Obafemi in the summer transfer window with reports that we had a number of offers turned down for him, but we’ve finally got our man.
He’s signed a loan deal until the end of the season with an option to buy after a difficult first half of the season in South Wales which Swansea manager believed was due to our summer interest.
He’s scored just three times for them in nineteen Championship appearances since the start of the season although one of them was a late winner at West Brom and another against fierce rivals Cardiff.
The 22-year-old started his career with Southampton and made his debut for them as a 17-year-old when he came on as a late substitute for Marco Gabbiadini in a 1-1 home draw against Spurs in January 2018. He had to wait almost a year for his first start, lining up against Manchester United in a 2-2 home draw against Manchester United, this time giving way to Gabbiadini during the second half. Just three weeks later, he came on as a substitute at Huddersfield and scored his first Premier League goal in a 3-1 win.
When he left Southampton, he’d scored four times in 32 Premier League games although only nine of those had been starts. He joined Swansea at the end of the 2021 summer transfer window and, after a slow start, he went on to score twelve league goals for them during that season including a winner against Blackburn.
The Dublin born Obafemi has played seven times for the Republic of Ireland having opted to play for his country of birth although he could have played for both England and Nigeria. He made his international debut against Denmark in the Nations League in November 2018 as a substitute and he got his first start on June of last year against Scotland, playing alongside Josh Cullen and former Clarets Nathan Collins, Jeff Hendrick and Shane Duffy. He scored the final goal in a 3-0 win.
He’s now a Claret and we wish him well at Turf Moor.Follow UpTheClarets:
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