If you mention the name Jelle Vossen to Burnley fans, the reaction probably won’t be great, and that’s if they even remember his time at the club.
That’s because the Belgian only spent one month at Turf Moor, during which he made five appearances, picking up one assist.
He was bought for £2.8m on July 7th 2015 and sold for just under £3m to Club Brugge on August 31st of the same year, where he stayed until this January, when he was allowed to join Zulte Waregem on a free.
His move to Burnley came after a spell at Middlesbrough, and in an interview with L’Avenir, looked back at his time under Sean Dyche, but not exactly fondly.
He said: “But it didn’t go well at all. I came with the same ambitions [as at Middlesbrough]: play for the title and go up to the Premier League, but it was especially kick & rush. It didn’t suit me, so I decided to leave, and Brugge came at that time”.
Well, no offence to Vossen, but Burnley are doing quite well these days in England’s top tier, having been promoted the season he left, finishing first in the Championship.
They have been in the Premier League ever since, where they currently sit ninth.