It’ll come as no surprise to Burnley fans if they’ve been following the situation closely, but Steven Defour wants out at Turf Moor.
The Belgian midfielder, who arrived at the Premier League club for £7.3m last summer, hans’t enjoyed the best of seasons, and quickly fell out of favour as the season went on.
Only playing 297 minutes of first-team football in 2017, the 29-year-old isn’t on the best of terms with Sean Dyche, and, if the manager stays, he will be looking for a transfer.
DH in Belgium have a look at the situation, and reveal that, were it up to him, he would go to a club in the Middle-East, an option he already favoured over Burnley last year, but the Premier League club’s offer was too good for Anderlecht to turn down.
Al-Jazira came forward back then, and Defour is looking to end his career either at a club in the surrounding area or somewhere else with a similar desire to hand out hefty wage packages, like China.
Furthermore, the fact that it’s a World Cup year isn’t a factor for the player, who hasn’t been a regular for Belgium for a while, meaning that at this stage in his career, ensuring he has enough money to retire happily appears to be his priority.