Burnley have had a £10 million bid turned down for Sam Clucas by Hull City, according to Sky Sports. The Clarets have a long-standing interest in the player and had an initial offer rejected last week. The Tigers are keen to keep him at the club after losing several key players during the summer transfer window. However, the midfielder is keen on a return to the Premier League. He signed a new three-year contract at the KCOM Stadium last season and that has given his current club a strong negotiating position.
During the first two matches of the season, Clucas has played a big role for Hull and he could prove to be an important player for them as they attempt to bounce back at the first attempt. They won’t want to sell the midfielder, but if a bigger offer is submitted, it could be difficult for the club to turn down. They are a recently relegated club and the Assam family have already shown that they put finances above the needs of the team.
What would Clucas bring to Turf Moor?
Burnley started the season with a win and their team is certainly greater than the sum of its parts. Sean Dyche has shown himself to be very good at getting the best of his players. They will never play teams of the park, but they are disciplined and work hard for their manager. Clucas would fit into that nicely and add a touch of class to their midfield. He showed himself to be a good Premier League player for Hull and that is why he is keen to return to the top flight.
His versatility is appealing for Burnley as he would add competition across the pitch. Clucas is capable of playing as a central midfielder, left-back or left winger. The Hull player is adaptable and would be capable of carrying out a number of different roles in the team, depending on what was required for a particular match. Dyche already has a number of good midfield options, but the 26-year-old would be a decent signing if they can agree a fee for him.
How likely is a transfer?
Hull City have shown themselves to be a selling club during recent seasons, therefore it wouldn’t be a surprise if they did agree to sell Clucas to Burnley. He is one of their prized assets now and the Assam family could decide it is worth cashing in this window. The player wants a move and that always increases the likelihood of a deal going through. The 26-year-old did enough last season to earn a Premier League move. It has been a surprise that there isn’t more interest in him, but the Clarets would be a good fit.