Burnley boss Sean Dyche hints a marquee signing is in the offing

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley inspects the pitch ahead of the Premier League match between Stoke City and Burnley at Bet365 Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has today been speaking about what this summer holds for the Clarets in terms of transfers.

 

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley shows appreciation to the fans after  the Premier League match between Burnley and AFC Bournemouth at Turf Moor on May 13, 2018 in Burnley, England.

As reported by the Lanacashire Telegraph, Sean Dyche has suggested that Burnley will make a marquee signing this summer, as the club try to strengthen ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Burnley stunned everybody last term by finishing in seventh place in the Premier League, and will take on Aberdeen over two legs to qualify for the Europa League.

Should they get past their Scottish opponents, it'll mean they'll be in for long and arduous season as they compete in four competitions, and Dyche knows he needs to make some signings soon.

The Lancashire Telegraph have quoted the 47-year-old as saying there is a 'strong chance' the club will break their club transfer record this summer, with the current holder of that title being Chris Wood after his £15 million move from Leeds United in 2017.

Dyche said: "There’s a strong chance, just by the fact that clubs now act as agents. It’s the irony of football that clubs question agents, but if you put a bid in for someone, as if by magic, it’s out on the wires within seconds. That's the nature of the game.

"We definitely need more numbers, we’re not deep in numbers, we know that. We want quality numbers, we don’t just want any old player who can fill a slot, we want players who can be competitive."

Michail Antonio of West Ham United looks dejected during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Burnley at London Stadium on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

The Clarets are reportedly interested in £25 million-rated West Brom duo Craig Dawson and Jay Rodriguez, and are second favourites with some bookmakers according to football.london to sign West Ham utility man Michail Antonio.

With Georges-Kevin N'Koudou having gone back to parent club Tottenham Hotspur after his loan spell, the Clarets could make use of someone like Antonio, who can also operate comfortably in a number of different positions.

With pre-season now under way, it'll be important for Dyche to get some players in, so that he can start getting them prepared for what could be a very tough season.

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