Somehow, Burnley are back after a disastrous run of form and are now seven games unbeaten in the Premier League, even coming extremely close to securing a win against Manchester United a couple of weeks ago.
The Clarets added some firepower over the January transfer window by signing Peter Crouch from Stoke City, but their summer window, should they survive the drop (they are well on their way to doing so), could be looking at the right-back position.
Currently rotating Matthew Lowton and Phil Bardsley at the role, Sean Dyche will be fully aware the Scot’s contract is up at the end of the season, and a decision will need to be made.
Either they keep the 33-year-old on for another season, or they let him go and look for someone new, perhaps more attacking.
A bit like Charlie Taylor, just down the right hand side.
That could be a reason why Burnley sent a scout to Dijon-Marseille on Friday, according to Mercato365, where we would normally suggest Valentin Rosier as a target, yet the 22-year-old hasn’t featured since December 22nd through injury.
This means either Bouna Sarr or Hiroki Sakai were potential targets for the scout, who could have just as easily been there simply to see if anyone stood out.
The Frenchman has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past thanks to Claude Puel, who wanted to bring him to Leicester City last January, trying to get him for a measly €5m.
Clearly feeling the former winger could do a job in England, this might have given Sean Dyche an idea going forward, even if the now right-back (where he’s played the majority of the season) was featuring further forward this week due to Hiroki Sakai’s return from international duty.
Sarr’s versatility could give him the edge over the Japan international, especially in tougher games where Lowton could feature with the 27-year-old in front of him.
We’re just speculating here, but we just wanted to let you know that Burnley are looking at the French market.
Who for, however, is everyone’s guess. Just like ours here.