Burnley signed Jordan Beyer on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer, and he’s since become an important player for Vincent Kompany’s side.
Beyer, 22, has now featured 22 times in the Championship for Burnley this season. The Germany U21 defender has become a key member of the starting XI since Taylor Harwood-Bellis’ injury earlier in the season, with reports suggesting that Burnley will take up their option to make his stay permanent in the summer.
But it’s since been revealed that Monchengladbach are keen to bring him back in the summer, and that, should Burnley go through with their option to sign Beyer, it would cost them upwards of £10million. So a move for Beyer doesn’t seem so straight-forward, but it seems like Burnley will definitely need centre-back in the summer with Harwood-Bellis returning to parent club Manchester City.
And one player who could be an ideal potential signing for Burnley is Hull City’s Jacob Greaves. The Englishman has enjoyed another strong season in the Championship having featured 34 times in the league so far this season, scoring four goals. He came onto Premier League radars last season, and again last week when it was reported that Aston Villa, Brentford, and Nottingham Forest were all keen on a summer swoop.
The same report also claimed that Greaves is valued at £7million, making him a potentially shrewd signing for a number of Premier League clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.
Greaves is a commanding centre-back with a dominant aerial presence, but also a good physical game which makes him well-suited to the top divisions in England. At 22 years old as well, he’s a player with bags of potential and playing under a legendary centre-back in Kompany could really see Greaves progress as a player. What’s more is that Greaves has developed a knack for scoring goals, so he really is establishing himself as a complete centre-back.
If Burnley decide against a swoop for Beyer in the summer, then Greaves would be a quality alternative.