Recently released Vurnon Anita would be superb signing for Burnley

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez speaks to Newcastle United's Vurnon Anita after he is sent off

The former Newcastle United man would be a fantastic summer addition to the Burnley squad.

Burnley manager Sean DycheBurnley manager Sean Dyche

Burnley boss Sean Dyche will once again have to be frugal when it comes to bringing new signings to Turf Moor this summer, with the Clarets budget amongst the smallest in the Premier League.

That hasn't stopped Dyche working miracles during his time at the club, however, with his Burnley side enjoying a wonderful campaign last term, which culminated in them avoiding the drop back down to the Championship.

With the need for the Lancashire outfit to be smart in the transfer market, Dyche could be best served in targeting players who have been released from their previous clubs, and a fantastic option for them would be Vurnon Anita.

The Dutchman spent five years at Newcastle, following his move from Ajax in the summer of 2012, but his time on Tyneside came to an end this month when he was released by the Magpies.

And the 28-year-old utility man would be a superb addition to the Clarets' ranks.

He would offer fantastic competition for Matthew Lowton in the right-back slot, whilst being able to provide sufficient cover in the midfield positions.

Anita has pace in abundance, and is technically gifted when in possession of the football, which makes him perfect for Burnley, what with the manner in which they like to build up their play from the back.

Newcastle United's Vurnon Anita in action with Leeds United's Kemar RoofeVurnon Anita in action during his time with Newcastle

One potential stumbling block could be the three-capped Holland international's wage demands, with the Daily Star reporting that he was on £35,000 per week at Newcastle.

However, the opportunity to bring a proven international to Turf Moor on a free transfer  - someone that can play in a variety of different positions, is one that must be seized by Dyche without hesitation.

Newcastle United's Vurnon Anita and Huddersfield Town's Jonathan Hogg in actionNewcastle United's Vurnon Anita in action

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