Report: Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton wanted by Burnley
Burnley have become the latest Premier League club to eye a move for Tom Heaton this summer, with The Sun suggesting that the Aston Villa goalkeeper could be on the move in the coming months.
Heaton has been desperately unlucky during his time at Villa Park. He was one of their more impressive performers following his 2019 move.
However, he sustained a long-term injury last January. That kept him out until a few months ago. Unfortunately, of course, he has been unable to get past a place on the bench with Emi Martinez proving to be an outstanding signing.
And it now appears that he could leave at the end of the season. As noted by The Athletic, he is out of contract with the Villans this summer.
That report suggested that Villa planned to offer him a new deal, but Heaton has set his sights on playing regularly.
And it appears that a couple of his old sides are interested in offering him a fresh challenge.
The Sun claims that Burnley have joined Manchester United in the running for the 35-year-old. It is noted that the Clarets are eyeing potential replacements for £45 million-rated Nick Pope.
TBR View: Tough decision ahead for Heaton
On paper, a return to Turf Moor looks to be the best option for Heaton – who earns £42,000-a-week, according to Spotrac. If Pope leaves, he stands an excellent chance of getting an opportunity as number one.
Having said that, Bailey Peacock-Farrell may be looking to emulate Pope and take his chance when it comes his way. So there may be no guarantees there.
With that in mind, he may feel that he has reason to stay at Villa or even return to Old Trafford – if another club does not come forward offering him the number one spot.
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