Burnley boss Sean Dyche spoke to The Daily Mail about Dwight McNeil’s future at the club.
The 20-year-old has had a very impressive campaign for the Clarets this season. McNeil has six assists to his name along with two goals in the Premier League this term.
His performances have attracted a number of other English sides ahead of this summer’s transfer window. The Daily Mail have claimed that Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton are battling Crystal Palace and Manchester United for his signature.
ESPN claimed a few days ago that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was eyeing a move for the 20-year-old to replace Leroy Sane who is expected to leave the Etihad this summer.
Dyche is well aware of all the interest in his star winger. The Burnley boss admitted that McNeil will leave Turf Moor sooner or later and claimed that he will be very surprised if he didn’t.
He said: “We’re very strong financially so therefore if people want to come for our players they are going to have to come for heavy prices. On the other hand, he’s (McNeil) a young player who is doing very, very well.”
“I’d be very very surprised if he doesn’t leave Burnley at some point because someone will come along and knock on our door. But that’s the reality of Burnley.”
McNeil certainly has a bright future ahead of him. The young attacker has all the qualities to become a top player in the coming years and it will likely be at a different club.
However, the current financial conditions will make it very difficult for the interested clubs to make a move this summer. Burnley might just get to keep McNeil for another year at Turf Moor but anything beyond that is highly unlikely.