Burnley centre-back Nathan Collins could be signed by a Premier League club this summer.
It is being reported that Ireland defender Nathan Collins is set for a swift return to Premier League football following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.
The 21-year-old Kildare man featured nineteen times for the Clarets in 2021/2022 and scored two goals.
He was also nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for April but could not prevent his side from finishing 18th despite his impressive displays.
Those displays did not go unnoticed however, with more than one top tier side looking to secure his signature this summer.
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Premier League sides chase Nathan Collins.
According to a report from respected freelance journalist Pete O’Rourke, Newcastle and Leeds are both interested in the Ireland international.
Newcastle would make Collins their latest big signing following their controversial Saudi takeover while Leeds are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements in the wake of their minus 37 goal difference from last season.
Collins could come at a low price too as Burnley reportedly need to pay off a £65 million loan in the near future and will therefore be open to any offers for players.
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McEntee out, Collins in?
Yesterday evening it was confirmed that Republic of Ireland under-21 international Oisin McEntee would be leaving Newcastle United upon the expiration of his contract.
In positive news for the Cavan centre-back however, he has swiftly found a new home, with Walsall FC announcing his signing this afternoon.
McEntee signs a two-year deal with the Saddlers and is looking forward to the new challenge ahead:
““I’m a right-footed centre-back,” he told the club’s official website. “I like to drive out with the ball, I’m comfortable on the ball, I’m quite physical and I enjoy a tackle as well.”
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