Sean Dyche has conceded he may be pushed into selling star man Dwight McNeil - but only if a big offer comes in.
McNeil, who joined the Burnley academy in 2014, has emerged as an exciting talent in the Premier League over the last two seasons. With five goals and ten assists during that time, the young Englishman is attracting a lot of attention from the bigger clubs in the division.
Dyche is under no illusions about the situation. The Clarets manager said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror: "There's a reality when players come in, particularly when we've developed them as lower-league players for less money, or the likes of Dwight McNeil. At some point those players, not all of them, but some of them get to a point where the club will sell them."
It would not be the first time Burnley have cashed in on one of their prize assets, having sold Michael Keane to Everton for £25m in the summer of 2017. However, Dyche insists Burnley are in a healthy financial position, and are not under any pressure to sell McNeil; leaving them able to demand more money than they did for the England centre-back.
10 - Dwight McNeil (20 years, 92 days) is the youngest player reach 10 Premier League assists since Raheem Sterling (19 years, 335 days) in November 2014. Talent. pic.twitter.com/HUIL4VvX9D— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 22, 2020
Source : 90min