Charlie Adam could be available on a free, should Burnley make a move?

Stoke City's Charlie Adam celebrates their first goal

The Stoke City midfielder would be a superb signing for Burnley this summer.

Burnley manager Sean DycheBurnley manager Sean Dyche

Clarets boss Sean Dyche will be looking to strengthen his options at Turf Moor this summer, as he once again looks to work miracles on what is a substantially inferior transfer budget to the rest of the Premier League.

One particular area where Burnley will need to strengthen is the central midfield department, and with this in mind, they should consider a move for Potters midfielder Charlie Adam, who will be available on a free transfer this summer, if his club fail to activate a one-year contract extension.

The 31-year-old would be a huge asset to the Lancashire outfit, what with his superb array of passing, and the manner in which he can dictate the tempo of the game form a deep-lying position.

His tenacious playing style would also surely appeal to Dyche, who expects 100 per cent commitment from all of his players.

Adam is vastly experienced, and having someone of his ilk in and amongst the Burnley dressing room would surely only be a positive, as Dyche looks to guide the Clarets to another successful Premier League campaign.

Stoke City's Charlie Adam looks dejected after a missed chanceStoke City's Charlie Adam 

The former Blackpool and Liverpool man is also a set-piece specialist, which could prove to be a major asset to the Lancashire outfit. The majority of games that Burnley play, they have far less possession the the opposition, and are often reliant on set-pieces in dangerous areas.

And Adam would be the ideal addition to the Clarets squad this summer, if they are to once again stave off relegation.

With his potential availability on a free transfer as well, the prospect of bringing the Scot to Turf Moor will seem like an even more attractive one to Dyche.

Stoke City's Charlie Adam warms up before the matchStoke City's Charlie Adam 

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