Burnley transfer rumours: English club plot raid for Turf Moor midfielder, Clarets raise asking price for star
Sean Dyche is never one to beat around the bush, and the Burnley manager has delivered a typically frank appraisal of his side’s plans and prospects in the transfer market heading into the rest of the window.
The Clarets have garnered a reputation for being frugal spenders, and the Turf Moor chief has suggested that things could be the same again this summer.
Speaking on TalkSport, Dyche said: “When the new ownership came in, they made it clear they want to build the club.
“They’re not going to throw money in and say, ‘just get on with it’.
”So the club still has to be pretty diligent. We’re still in a particular market.
“We don’t offer contracts that many other clubs do, so we have to work hard on that side of things.
”We can’t afford many misses.
“Every player we sign, he has to do something and operate at the club.
“It’s been tricky down the years, but we’ve found our way and we’ve got some very good players who are currently here.
“We do need to pad it out a little bit, we need a bit more quality in certain areas and we certainly need bodies in because we are a bit short.
“I’m used to working like that, so we’ll see what the market brings.
”We’re not very often in a position where we get the first draft picks because the money goes too high.
“We’re often in first and out first! We’ll see if we can get the players we think can help us.”
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