MANAGER SUGGESTS £9.5M ACE SET FOR BURNLEY AS DEAL ‘MUST HAPPEN QUICKLY’
ESTAC Troyes coach Patrick Kisnorbo is aware of Wilson Odobert’s impending £9.5 million move to Premier League outfit Burnley.
The one-time Paris Saint-Germain starlet was conspicuous by his absence as Troyes drew 2-2 away from home at Dunkerque on the opening day of the Ligue 2 season over the weekend; Kisnorbo’s side ‘fighting them on the beaches’ and coming away with a point to their name.
Losing talented forward Wilson Odobert, however, makes winning the war that little bid harder for ESTAC, the club from the banks of the Seine looking to bounce back at the first time of asking after suffering relegation last term.
Burnley, according to FootMercato, have had a £9.5 million bid accepted for the 18-year-old. Odobert will undergo a medical at Turf Moor this week, having caught the eye while scoring four goals and setting up two more during an excellent breakthrough season in 2022/23.
Burnley near Wilson Odobert deal
As Leeds United supporters will tell you, Patrick Kisnorbo is not the sort of man to duck a challenge. And while Odobert’s departure is a blow, the Troyes coach is determined to roll with the punches and adapt to life without one of the club’s prized assets with that Burnley move seemingly imminent.
“The deal must happen quickly,” the former Elland Road skipper tells MaLigue2. “I learned the information (about Odobert’s departure) on Saturday morning.
“We had to adapt
Odobert, capped three times by France at U20 level, should become Burnley’s tenth signing of the summer. He will add further depth to Vincent Kompany’s frontline, the Clarets have already brought in fellow forwards Nathan Redmond, Luca Koleosho and Jacob Bruun Larsen to compete for the wide roles.
Andros Townsend could also join. According to the Daily Mail, Burnley are offering a co