Sean Dyche responds to Aston Villa transfer as Dwight McNeil talk swirls – Birmingham Live


Sean Dyche has delivered his verdict on Jack Grealish’s move to Manchester City and what it might mean for the summer transfer window.

Aston Villa sold Grealish to Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions for a British record transfer fee of £100 million last week.

Dyche was asked about whether he thinks that move could kick-start the market with City expected to sell players to fund a deal for Harry Kane and Villa potentially adding more players to their ranks.

Dean Smith ‘s side have made five summer transfers with Emiliano Buendia, Ashle Young, Leon Bailey, Danny Ings and Axel Tuanzebe all arriving since the end of the last transfer window.

However, they continue to be linked with central midfielders, while a move for a winger could also be on the cards.

Bailey or Buendia could play there, but with Trezeguet still out injured for an extended period, bringing in another winger would not be a surprise.

One of the players being mentioned as a potential target for Villa is Dwight McNeil, Burnley’s prize asset, who is being heavily linked with a move away from Turf Moor this summer.

Dyce told the Burnley Express : “The market has been quiet across the board apart from the real super power stuff, but I don’t think we’ll be spending £100m!



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“Maybe, we’ll wait and see, it will be interesting to see if it does, not sure, it’s a funny kind of period, which everyone knows, as regards recruitment.”

Smith is said to be a fan of McNeil, and Dyche was asked about his player earlier this summer.

The Clarets boss responded to being asked if he is determined to keep hold of McNeil and replied: “I don’t have to be determined, he is still here, so am I.”

Everton have been linked with a £25 million move for the player, but Burnley are under new ownership by American businessmen and are keen to keep hold of McNeil.

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