Burnley’s 2018-19 campaign will start in a fortnight, leaving Sean Dyche with very little time to complete deals in the transfer market. Having qualified for the Europa League, they will need extra depth to compete in four different competitions and have been linked with a number of exciting stars recently. However, one such player who has now rejected a chance to move to Turf Moor is Spanish attacker Fran Sol.
The 26-year old currently plays in the Eredivisie and was in superb form last season, attracting interest from clubs all around Europe. However, reports now suggest that he favours a move back to Spain and that he has rejected quite a few clubs in Europe.
This will leave Dyche in the transfer market, searching for a striker who can join and make an impact in less than 10 days. Here are three such players he can target for this summer:
Danny Ings (Liverpool):
The English striker joined Liverpool from Burnley after the Clarets faced relegation last time around but he is yet to kick-start his career at Anfield. He does have the potential to be a useful player under Klopp but the Reds have too much quality in the squad for Ings to even get a chance to prove himself. Ings is now put up for sale and is valued at £20m. Bringing him back to Turf Moor will definitely make Burnley a stronger side next season.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United):
The Serbian striker has failed to impress Rafa Benitez, even after a 12-goal campaign in the Championship last season. He does not seem to have a future at St James’ Park as the manager is happy to let him leave for the right price. He is reportedly valued at £15m, which should not be a problem for Burnley and his previous experience in England, along with his style of play, are perfect for Dyche’s side next season.
Andy Carroll (West Ham United):
The English international has a really frustrating injury history but he is an explosive striker, who can win games on his own. He is currently unsettled at the London Stadium, with Manuel Pellegrini reportedly offering him to Turkish sides on loan. However, he is a beast in the English league and is available on loan, which makes him a player Dyche should give a shot this summer. He is experienced and will be a superb addition for Burnley.