Fulham centre half Dan Burn has left the West London club after The Cottagers opted against extending the player’s deal according to Get West London.

The 23 year old giant defender is now free to discuss a move to another club after spending the last five years at Craven Cottage prior to his release.

The Blyth born defender could now move closer to home with League 1 club Sheffield United potentially interested in signing the player. It has previously been reported that Blades boss Nigel Adkins is a huge admirer of the player and tried hard to bring the defender to Bramall Lane but failed on at least two occasions to secure the player’s signature. Adkins could finally recruit his man now that Burn has become a free agent.

Burn joined Fulham from Darlington back in 2011 for a transfer fee believed to be in the region of £350,000. The player struggled to break into the Fulham first team when he first arrived at the club and was loaned out to Yeovil Town and Birmingham City to gain first team experience. The defender’s performances during his loan spell at St Andrews earned the player a recall and Burn was handed his Fulham debut in an FA Cup Third Round tie against Norwich City in January 2014.

The defender has gone on to make 69 appearances for The Cottagers and has scored twice but Fulham have decided that Burn has no future in West London after playing his part in the club’s defensive frailties this season.


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