If you’re an avid Burnley fan, you might recall a time in 2015 when you signed a player called Jelle Vossen.
It’s understandable if you don’t remember him, however, since he was at your club for less than two months, leaving for Club Brugge on August 31st after arriving from KRC Genk on July 7th.
Burnley allegedly made a very small profit on the deal, one that came off the back of the Belgian forward’s loan to Middlesbrough in the Championship the year before.
However, it was not to be, and since then, he’s done nothing but badmouth your club to his teammates.
At least, that’s how Hans Vanaken made it sound when he was asked by Sport/Foot if he was interested in a move to the Premier League.
He said: “I’ve talked to Jelle Vossen. He’s seen both sides of it. Middlesbrough was great, and he’d have stayed if they hadn’t missed out on promotion, but he was really unhappy at Burnley. He didn’t like living there, and on the football side, it was kick and rush.
“You also hear stories like Jordy Clasie, who didn’t want to be in Southampton anymore. If you hear those things, it makes you think twice.”
The 26-year-old, who has picked up two caps for Belgium this season, was asked this as he’s having himself quite the season from midfield, scoring nine goals and assisting teammates 12 times in 26 appearances.
That’s the kind of form clubs like Burnley will really like, but, for some reason, we’ve got a feeling he won’t want to go there.
Blame Jelle Vossen.