It wouldn’t have been a normal summer for Steven Defour if he hadn’t been wanted by at least one club around Europe, but, for once, he didn’t seem that bothered about leaving Burnley.
Despite having his differences with Sean Dyche at times, the Belgian midfielder appears to have settled nicely at the Premier League club, and is working towards returning from injury after hurting his knee in January.
Furthermore, there have been talks about a new contract with the Terriers, even if that has been put on hold for the time being.
He told DH: “I suppose they’re waiting for me to be fully fit again.”
As for who wanted to add his services to their team, he said: “This time, there was a bit of interest in Turkey and a few other English clubs, but since I wasn’t training in August, no one really insisted”.
The Burnley man then went on to joke that even Lucien d’Onofrio, currently Antwerp manager, didn’t force the issue, referring to the fact the small Belgian side signed a number of former Standard Liège players in the summer, like Dieumerci Mbokani and Daniel Opare.
Next up for Defour? He’s hoping to feature in Burnley’s reserves to get his match fitness back.