Burnley manager Vincent Kompany is looking to raid Anderlecht once again, this time for goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen.
That’s according to Het Niuewsblad, who say the Clarets have made an initial offer of €3m for the 19-year-old.
They explain that Anderlecht had a plan with Verbruggen, who was set to be the goalkeeper for their 1B team and the stand-in for Hendrik van Crombrugge in the first team.
However, there is a ‘real chance’ that Kompany will ‘put a stop to that’ as Burnley ‘have been pulling’ on the goalkeeper’s sleeve ‘for a few weeks’.
They’ve put a multi-year contract on the table for the player to move to Turf Moor and made it clear he would be their first-choice goalkeeper in the Championship.
Burnley have also knocked on Anderlecht’s door about a transfer, making an offer that was similar to one they secured for teammate Josh Cullen, around €3m.
However, that was not enough for the Belgian side. They consider Verbruggen as a top talent, and he’s tied down until 2025, so they want a higher transfer fee.
The ‘ambitious’ player wants the move, though, and ‘according to English sources,’ Burnley are ‘willing to increase’ their offer to a transfer worth €5-7m.
That would allow Anderlecht to make a good profit on Verbruggen, who they signed from NAC Breda in a deal worth €300,000 in 2020.