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Report: Wolves and Leicester fancy Dwight McNeil, Pirlo and AC Milan also keen on Burnley trickster

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Report: Wolves and Leicester fancy Dwight McNeil, Pirlo and AC Milan also keen on Burnley trickster

It would appear the Clarets will need to fend off some interest in their star man this summer.

Burnley star Dwight McNeil is attracting admiring glances from Wolves and Leicester, with Serie A duo Juventus and AC Milan also interested, according to Sky Sports.

The 20-year-old started all 38 of Burnley’s games in the Premier League and looks like a big star of the future.

The left-sided midfield player scored two goals and registered six assists last season under Sean Dyche.

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Capable of playing as a left-midfielder or as part of an attack-minded front three, McNeil is still learning his trade and should continue to improve.

The Clarets star has a contract at Turf Moor until 2023 and Burnley will be trying to resist any bids that are forthcoming for his services.

The lure of Serie A could prove tricky for McNeil to resist. New boss Andrea Pirlo is thought to be a big fan and the chance to play Champions League football could be a big factor.

McNeil is a product of the Manchester United academy but joined Burnley in 2014, making his first-team debut in 2018.

Leicester are keen to add a left-sided attacking player to their ranks and they feel McNeil could fulfil their requirements.


Wolves are also set to be in the market for new additions with their 13-month 2019/20 campaign coming to an end last night with a 1-0 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League.

Nuno Espirito Santo hasn’t been blessed with the biggest squad and will hope to add some depth in the summer.

TBR View – Wolves or Leicester most likely but Milan and Juve offer intrigue

It would seem as though the Premier League duo of Wolves and Leicester would be the most likely club to show their hand.

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Juve and particularly the chance to work under Pirlo could prove highly attractive to McNeil though and it’s certainly one to watch.

AC Milan have been linked with a few players from the English leagues recently, nearly signing Antonee Robinson from Wigan in January.

One thing is for sure and that’s Burnley’s desire to keep hold of their prized asset.

The chance to play in Europe and a probable wage rise could, however, prove too much for the player to resist.

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