Cullen's in, Collins out?...


Turf Moor, Home of Burnley Football Club, By Chris Heaton. Licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0


The Revolving Door is in full effect!


1 in 1 out at Barnfield today, Nathan Collins bid farewell in search of Premier League football, and Anderlecht Captain Josh Cullen put pen to paper to become signing number 6 of an eventful window.


Collins, who pulled on the Claret and Blue 22 times has traded Lancashire for the West Midlands, and joined Wolves for a fee believed to be in the region £20.5 million.


The Clarets make a slim profit, with Stoke City due 15% of the transfer fee as part of a £12.5 million switch only 12 months ago.


The general consensus among Clarets fans is that the fee doesn’t represent the potential value Collins had. The 21 year old had 3 years remaining on his contract with the option of an additional year.


The news of Collins’ departure was swiftly followed by the announcement of fellow Irishman Josh Cullen from Anderlecht.


The 26 year old central midfielder signed for a fee in the region of £3 million, and has been chased by Kompany and co for the last few weeks.


Cullen racked up 77 appearances in 2 years for Anderlecht, taking over the captaincy in January ‘21.


Cullen is described as being an excellent ball player, often slotting into defensive positions to get on the ball and dictate the play, whilst also being incredibly adept at defending, winning a good portion of his individual duels.


With a large portion of the window still left to go, 6 signings through the door, and Burnley having a significant injection of funds due to the sale of Nathan Collins, I’m confident the business is far from done, both in terms of incomings and outgoings.

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