Last September, Burnley took up the option to extend Steven Defour’s contract by a further 12 months and his current deal will now run out in 2020.
After returning from an injury, the midfielder made nine appearances across all competitions before suffering another injury setback, which is why he has not made an appearance for Sean Dyche’s side since January.
With a year left on his contract at Turf Moor, the 31-year-old is looking to leave the club in the summer transfer window, if reports are to be believed.
DH in Belgium claim the former Porto man wants a ‘new challenge’ next season and for that, he is targeting an ‘exotic country’ so that he can get one final big contract in his playing career.
Qatar, Saudi Arabi, the United Arab Emirates, China and even Turkey have been touted as options for the Clarets midfielder.
Despite the injury woes since 2018, Defour is of the belief that he can still operate at a top level and since he is in the lookout for a big contract, a return to Belgium is ruled out for now.
Having came up through the ranks of Mechelen’s youth system, he wants to finish his career with the same club, but only after joining a club where he can earn more money.