Burnley should make bid for Stoke winger Jon Walters

Republic of Ireland's Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring their first goal

Burnley have a solid crop of hard working players but they could add another industrious player who is reportedly open to leaving Stoke City.

Republic of Ireland's Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring their first goalRepublic of Ireland's Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring
against Austria in the recent World Cup qualifier

Stoke City's Irish winger, Jonathan Walters has made no secret of the fact that he could be tempted away from the bet365 stadium this summer, as reported by the Telegraph. But there have been no reported bids for the experienced 33-year old, even though there is no denying he would be a good addition for a side such as Burnley.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche gestures towards fans after the matchBurnley manager Sean Dyche gestures towards fans at Turf Moor

Sean Dyche is keeping his cards safe and has not revealed any transfer targets, but the Republic of Ireland winger would be a sensible acquisition for a club that has a heart beat of players with plenty of experience in English football. 

Walters is not just an attacking player that waits for things to happen around him, he is impatient to get on the pitch and when he does, he often finds the finish to get his side points, as we recently saw in the Republic's World Cup qualifier with Austria.

Walters did not manage to force his way into Mark Hughes plans as much as he would have liked in 2016/17, and while he made 23 appearances, several were as a substitute. The Irishman still scored four goals in the Premier League and had two assists, and made 36 crosses.

At Burnley he would look to feature more often, and he would be a figure who the other players would certainly look up to for his record both as a Premier League and as an international player.

Stoke City's Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring their first goalJonathan Walters celebrates scoring for Stoke City

Sean Dyche might risk signings from the Championship and League One, but when there are players that can still burst a gut to get up and down the field, it would not be much of a gamble to plump for a signing such as Walters.

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