Earlier today, we covered an article from France regarding the potential transfer of Maxwel Cornet to Burnley.
Le Progrès, a local Lyon newspaper, explained that while the Ligue 1 side had accepted a bid of €16m for the player from the Clarets, he had yet to agree to the move, preferring a transfer to Hertha Berlin instead.
Well, a few hours later, L’Equipe have their update, and it’s great news for Burnley.
According to the national newspaper, the Ivorian should complete the transfer ‘in the next few hours’, valued at around €17m in their eyes.
It’s explained Cornet was ‘reticent for a long time’ about moving to the Premier League club, while Lyon ‘pushed for a high price by leaning on English intermediaries’.
As for Burnley, they ‘were offering a lower wage to the one Cornet currently earns’, but the negotiations are ‘on the verge of being completed’.
It’s not said if the Clarets upped their offer, but something changed for the player to agree to the move, that’s for sure.