In the wake of Nick Pope’s significant injury, Burnley is collecting goalkeepers.
The England international went down for three months with a dislocated shoulder in qualifying Europa League play, and suddenly Sean Dyche had a problem between the sticks. With last year’s backup Tom Heaton recovering from a slight calf injury, the team needs help.
According to the BBC, former England #1 Joe Hart is set to have a medical at Burnley ahead of a move to Turf Moor. Hart has been looking for a permanent way out of Manchester City for some time, on loan the last two seasons at Torino and West Ham. The report does not specify if the impending move would be another loan or a buy.
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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is currently the starter at Burnley, third-string behind Pope and Heaton. Behind him sits 31-year-old Adam Legzdins, a journeyman who’s made stops at Burton Albion, Derby County, Leyton Orient, and Birmingham City among others.
Burnley has not made a signing yet this summer, surprising given that the Clarets are in the Europa League qualifying stages, which have already begun ahead of the league season. Dyche has complained about transfer prices to the media, claiming it’s a “seller’s market” and that the numbers are “through the roof.”