Anass Zaroury is closing in on a move to Burnley from Belgian club Charleroi with an agreement in place between the two clubs.
The player wants to join the Clarets and has been left out of the squad for tonight’s Belgian league game against Brugge. A deal is in place for around £3.5million with a 20% sale according to reports on the Continent which are believed to be accurate.
The 21-year-old is due to undergo a medical this weekend before being confirmed as a Burnley player next week. He is considered a number 10 who is also capable of playing on both flanks and in attack if necessary. Zahory would add further competition in forward areas with players like Nathan Tella, Manuel Benson, Vitinho and Darko Churlinov already arriving. He is set to sign a four-year contract with Turf Moor.
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Charleroi chief executive Mehdi Bayat told Belgian media on Thursday the deal was on track but not complete. He said: “There is real interest and discussions are ongoing. There is also a desire from the player to leave. Within 24, 48 hours at the most, I hope the situation will calm down for everyone. world.”
On the player missing from tonight’s league game. Bayat added: “I think it’s justified for the simple reason that we don’t play against Club Brugge with someone who maybe doesn’t have a 100% head on the pitch. It’s a very good choice on the part of the coach.”
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