Standard Liege striker Noah Ohio has revealed Vincent Kompany was keen to take him to Burnley this summer.

Ohio moved to Liege last week, joining them on a deal from German side RB Leipzig, where he had been since July 2020.

He joined the Bundesliga club from Manchester City in 2019, working his way through their youth ranks and enjoying loan spells at Vitesse and Austria Vienna. Unfortunately, he failed to make a single first-team appearance for them, and has elected to depart this summer in search of first-team football elsewhere.

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That is what he will get at Standard Liege, although it seems a return to England was also on offer.

According to the player, Vincent Kompany was keen to take him to Burnley, as he looks to replace Wout Weghorst, who has departed for a loan spell at Besiktas.

It wasn’t to be, though, with Ohio admitting the Burnley boss was disappointed by his decision to head elsewhere.

“If I joined Les Rouches, it’s because the project appealed to me,” he told SudPresse.

“I could have stayed in Germany or moved to England but the coach, Ronny Deila, spoke to me a lot and I liked what he said because he was honest with me.

“I told Vincent Kompany, who also wanted to attract me, about my decision and he was a bit disappointed.”