Benito Raman is a man very much in form.
The 24 year forward, from Ghent, has scored four goals and made three assists in his past five matches. He’d been in and out of the team at Fortuna Düsseldorf this season, but has still managed to find the back of the net ten times.
This form is attracting interest from other clubs, and according to this week’s edition of SportBild, Burnley are one of them.
The German magazine says the Clarets have sent an official to watch the player in the Bundesliga, it’s even claimed that Burnley are regulars, with it being made clear it’s Raman who is getting the attention.
Fortuna director Lutz Pfannenstiel, a name you may recognise from his long career as a footballer, is quoted as saying: “We have no official request. But we know many clubs are asking about him.”
As for Raman himself, he’s concentrating on his German club right now, but has made it clear he’d be up for a move to England: “It’s my goal to play at Premier League someday. I think it’s the best league in the world.”
Fortuna’s ‘pain threshold’, the price at which they would sell, is €15m according to SportBild.
Raman is very experienced at Belgium national youth levels, should he get called up to the senior team then his profile will rise further.