Championship transfer rumours: Burnley plot swoop for African star, Watford ace closing in on France move

Here are all the best of today’s Championship transfer rumours.

Thursday, 30th June 2022, 9:23 am

Burnley midfielder Ashley Westwood has offered fans an update on his road to recovery.

The 32-year-old was ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury against West Ham back in April.

Speaking to the club website, Westwood said: “I’m getting there. The boot’s off now and the crutches are gone, so I’m slowly getting there. I’m walking and I kicked a ball yesterday.

“Nick [McCarthy, Physio] has been in with me all summer, so I’m on the right track. I’ve just not got the full range of motion yet, so that’s hauled me back a little bit. We’re getting there though, it’s a long old road.”

While Westwood was unable to help his team avoid relegation in the latter stages of the season, he has admitted his excitement for the new campaign and playing under Vincent Kompany.

Speaking on the Belgian, Westwood said: “I played against him for most of my career, so I know what kind of guy he is. He’s a top guy and you hear a lot of good things about him, Joe Hart spoke well about him too.

“Since he’s come in with his staff, everything’s been spot on. The lads come in from training and say how good it is, how exciting it is.

“I’ve been doing a bit of work with the academy staff, and he’s already been up there to have a look at the academy setup.

“It’s definitely exciting times and hopefully I can be a part of that [on the pitch] in the very near future.”

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