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Burnley FC transfers (incoming):
Jay Rodriguez ($6.25M transfer from West Bromwich Albion): Rodriguez was a monster in the Championship for West Bromwich Albion where he scored 22 goals. In addition to the goals scored, he also managed to add six assists. Burnley struggled mightily to score goals, they finished with a -23 goal differential. I think this is a great deal for Burnley for this price even if he can do half of his production at Burnley they’ll come out ahead. I’m honestly surprised that West Brom let him go for so cheaply given that he’s been so prolific for them given he’s only 29.
Erik Pieters (Transfer from Stoke City, Undisclosed): Pieters split his time between SC Amiens in the French Ligue 1. He made an appearance in every game but his very first with the club and often played the full ninety minutes. The second half of the season he returned to Stoke City, where he was also omnipresent for the team. He was one of the most consistent players at both sides. I’m not sure if he’ll be able to knock Charlie Taylor out of the starting spot, but at minimum, it will add depth. Without the terms being released, I can’t speak to the value for the club but I do think this is a nice addition for this Burnley FC side.
Burnley FC transfers (outgoing):
Steven Ward (Free Transfer): Steven Ward joined the club from Wolves in 2014 where he’s gone on to make over 100 appearances for the side. However, last season he barely appeared for the side. The club declined their option to add an additional year to his contract, so he’s not in their plans. Ward has already made plans for a return to the Championship with Stoke City for the next season. Obviously, he’ll hope to get his career on a better path, and Burnley FC will look to add additional depth beyond Mee and Tarkowski.
Aiden O’Niell (Free Transfer): The 20-year-old joined the Burnley FC academy in 2014 where he remained until the loans began. O’Niell has been sent on loan to various different levels of competition in both England his native-Australia. His most recent loan was a stint with Central Coast in the Australian A-League. His contract was not renewed by Burnley FC and he has accepted a contract offer from the Brisbane Roar in Australia where he will compete for a first-team position.
Ntumba Massanka (Free Transfer): Massanka began his youth career with West Ham United until he departed in 2013. After which, he would join up with the Burnley FC academy before he began his loan career. Massanka had barely been able to manage to secure a place in the Burnley youth sides. He spent this last season on loan to a lower-division Belgian team where he played well. Burnley seems to be suggesting that Premier League is not in his future, and if that’s the case it’s best for club and player.
Anders Lindegaard (Free Transfer to Heldingborg): Lindegaard has struggled to find much first-team soccer throughout his career. He’s made a number of big moves, but they’ve ultimately amounted to a lot of backup goalkeeping. The most appearances made in Lindegaard’s career was 60 with Aalesunds FK in Norway. During that time span he conceded 77 goals and kept 16 clean sheets; however, that was between 2009-2011. He effectively played half of his games before the age of 27, where since that time he’s amassed only 82 appearances. He didn’t even make the Burnley FC bench for a Premier League game this last season. As a result, he’ll depart at the end of his contract; hopefully to find some first team soccer. Update: Lindegaard has joined Helsingborg.
Peter Crouch (Retirement): Crouch had been a member of Stoke City team for nearly eight years before joining Burnley in the winter transfer window. The 38-year-old managed to appear only six times for Burnley, for a total of 86 minutes. It seems like a very lackluster ending to the career for a Premier League player of 450+ appearances, 100+ goals, and nearly 60 assists. It’s unfortunate that Crouch goes out this way, but I think after he fell out of the first team at Stoke it was inevitable.
Last Update: July 29, 2019