Report: Burnley want Lansbury to revitalise their midfield

Henri Lansbury

Relegated Premier League club Burnley reportedly have their eyes set on Nottingham Forest star Henri Lansbury.

The Daily Mail has reported that Burnley have identified Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury as the man they want to revitalise their midfield next season.

The paper states that Sean Dyche’s side made a £3 million move to sign him last winter, but failed with Lansbury going on to be a key player under current Forest boss Dougie Freedman.

It’s difficult for Forest to do any deals for their best players because they can’t freely reinvest the cash they get as a result.

The transfer embargo over the club creates restrictions, which would make it difficult for Freedman to look at replacing Lansbury, removing the sense in selling him in the first place.

What Forest have in their favour if Burnley start making bids, is the fact that both teams are in the Championship for next year.

The logic in a move for Lansbury would be more understandable if there was the chance to play in the Premier League, but he’s arguably better off at a club where he’s popular and relatively assured over his playing position in the first team.

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