Burnley are set to swoop for Brentford’s Jota and Fulham’s Tom Cairney according to a report from Page 63 of May 7th’s The Sun on Sunday.
While the Clarets are not technically safe from relegation, they are now pretty certain that they will be in that league next season. With just two games to go, they six points ahead of 18th placed Hull City and it would take a goal swing of 17 goals, something that doesn’t seem very likely.
And so Burnley have started to plan for next season and with their head coach Sean Dyche preferring to sign players from the domestic leagues, they are looking at some of the best players in the Sky Bet Championship. That is why they are currently looking at both Jota and Tom Cairney and may make moves for both players during the summer.
Jota’s career at Brentford seemed like it might be over when he moved to La Liga side Eibar on an eighteen month loan back in 2016 due to personal reasons. However he returned to Griffin Park in January and has been a star player for them since, scoring 12 goals. Brentford seem to be aware of the interest in the Spaniard though and recently activated a clause in his contract which will keep him at the club for another 12 months as an attempt to stop him from leaving.
But Burnley are also interested in Cairney, who has also been a star player for Fulham. He has been a key player as they have made it into the play-offs though he will want to see where the Cottagers end up before mulling any potential move away from Craven Cottage.