Manchester City looks to call Liam Delap back from loan to the Etihad. Burnley might decide to join the competition to recruit the frontman after initially expressing interest in the summer but failing to follow through before his transfer to the Potters. This month, Vincent Kompany is looking to bolster his team, and the Clarets are most interested in signing a striker.
Burnley raided City in the summer and acquired Aro Muric and CJ Egan-Riley on long-term contracts in addition to Taylor Harwood-Bellis on loan.
Kompany’s strong bond with City as a former captain and Etihad legend would work in the Clarets’ favor.
Kompany’s relationship with Manchester City can help Burnley pull the deal
In the summer, Kompany expressed interest, but no firm offer was made, so he joined Stoke instead. However, the 19-year-old in the Midlands has only managed three goals in 23 outings. He has not been a consistent starter.
According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, Manchester City are now looking to recall Delap and find him a new team for the second half of this season. The forward scored on his only start, in the League Cup match against Bournemouth in 2020. In six senior appearances for Pep Guardiola’s team.
The Clarets now have five loanees in place, which is the maximum you can have in a matchday squad, but due to Halil Dervisoglu’s lack of playing time and the fact that clubs can have up to eight loanees at once, his future is questionable. Dervisoglu is on loan from Brentford.
By letting Matt Lowton, Ashley Westwood, and Kevin Long leave this month, Burnley has also made space in their 25-man EFL roster. Will Norris has also departed the team, but his name was not on the Clarets roster.
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