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    A tall speedy young defender. Thuram was speedy and tall toó. We had José Chamot as well;

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    Burnley now reportedly willing to offer £12m for Collins. Tarkowski has his admirers elsewhere in the PL, and has only a year left on his contract. (Lancashire Live, 11 June). As I've noted previously, Sean Dyche doesn't think Jimmy Dunne is quite up to PL standard. So there could be some changes in the Clarets' back division for 2021/2.

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    Burnley is a real graveyard for Irish players despite there being plenty of them there.

    Dyche does what he has to do to stay in the EPL every year, route 1 football with little imagination, fair dues I suppose but would prefer if Irish players stayed away from Turf Moor.
    Pity some of these lads don't make the move overseas to the likes of the Bundesliga or Serie A.

    I'd like to think Collins would be aiming higher, Burnley are a dead end outfit and he'll be conditioned to root it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongbow10 View Post
    Burnley is a real graveyard for Irish players despite there being plenty of them there.

    Dyche does what he has to do to stay in the EPL every year, route 1 football with little imagination, fair dues I suppose but would prefer if Irish players stayed away from Turf Moor.
    Pity some of these lads don't make the move overseas to the likes of the Bundesliga or Serie A.

    I'd like to think Collins would be aiming higher, Burnley are a dead end outfit and he'll be conditioned to root it.
    Wouldn’t the Bundesliga or Seria A want them first ?

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    Deal now done, according to the Burnley Express this a.m. - Collins to Burnley for £12m. I take Strongbow 10's point about the style - or lack of it- of football at Burnley, but perhaps Nathan will actually get more game time there than from the bench at a more fashionable club in the PL.

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    Very interesting. There are many positives to this move. Burnley have produced some good defenders recently. Dyche is clearly a good manager and capable of getting the best from his players. Another interesting point is the new ownership. Apparently the owners are interested in creating a squad of young and quality players. You'd have to imagine that Collins' family have received plenty information on the plans of the new owners to conclude that this was the best route for him, based on the fact that they identified Stoke as a great starting club for him (8 figure move after just over 4 years- not bad) and their intimate knowledge of the football business (his uncle being a full time agent). Given Collins present position (young centre half with all the attributes, plenty attention and enough of game time), you'd imagine that selling Burnley to the Collins family was a significant undertaking that really had to be planned and executed to perfection to secure the signing.

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    You've read a lot into someone willing to pay a big transfer fee for someone else.
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    A footballer is a commodity at the end of the day, bought and sold without much fuss.
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    Who was the last Irish player to attract an 8 figure transfer fee?
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    Hendrick?

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    Matt Doherty's transfer fee wasn't confirmed at the time, but some papers did report it as £15m
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    Both true. Still, they're thin on the ground, even though the Premiership clubs flash that kind of cash regularly these days.
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    Did you mean to post this in the Nathan Collins thread btw?

    (I was wondering were Rovers offering €10m for Stokes, or were you being smart and counting pennies )

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Did you mean to post this in the Nathan Collins thread btw?

    (I was wondering were Rovers offering €10m for Stokes, or were you being smart and counting pennies )
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    Great move if he regularly starts next season. If not, he should have stayed at Stoke and have gotten one full season at centre back under his belt (most of his starts have been at right back). Tarkowski (West Ham move fell through) still there so competing with him and Mee.

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