Burnley Ace Set For Top Flight Move

Burnley goalkeeper Arijanet Muric is poised to leave Turf Moor this summer, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Kosovan is attracting Premier League interest.

The publication is also reporting that several European clubs are keen on the 24-year-old, who is looking to move somewhere where he is the undisputed number one in goal.

Muric, who has 38 caps for the Kosovo national team, established himself as first-choice keeper over James Trafford in the second half of last season as Burnley picked up form slightly despite relegation to the Championship. While form improved with Muric in net, he was responsible for two key mistakes as Burnley continued their high-risk, possession football.

The shot-stopper signed for Burnley in 2022 after coming through the Manchester City academy, making five cup appearances for the Premier League champions. He was then sent on loan to teams across Europe, as well as Nottingham Forest, before leaving City for Burnley.

The keeper went on to make 55 appearances for Burnley in all competitions, proving himself to be a key man as the club were promoted to the top-flight as champions in 2022-23, before losing his place to new signing Trafford in 2023-24.

Muric wouldn’t be the first Clarets keeper to make a move this summer, with Northern Ireland international Bailey Peacock-Farrell having made the switch to ambitious League One side Birmingham City.

There could yet be more upheaval between the sticks in East Lancashire, with England under-21 keeper Trafford also courting interest from Newcastle United, which may be the one factor that could prevent Muric from leaving Turf Moor. It’s also worth noting that Burnley are still managerless, so a move may not be sanctioned until there is a new man in charge.

Writer’s View

This is a fairly feasible deal to happen, but it may take some time owing to Burnley’s current goalkeeping and managerial situations. Muric has earnt a move with his performances over previous seasons, but he could yet find himself regularly featuring at Turf Moor. It’s clear though that if this is not the case, he’ll be on the move to somewhere he will play on a weekly basis.

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