Sean Dyche and Burnley are continuing to lay the foundations for what they hope will be a successful Premier League campaign next year, and they are now targeting Henri Lansbury, reports talkSPORT. The former Arsenal man, who has also played for Norwich City, currently turns out for Championship side Nottingham Forest.
The 23 year old was considered one of England’s greatest hopes for the future when he first emerged at the Emirates Stadium, but his career has since been spent in England’s second tier, and attention for him has wavered. However, Burnley are hoping that their new-found Premiership status will be enough to tempt Lansbury to join them this summer.
An attacking midfielder, his skills and confidence could make him a very effective weapon for Dyche next season. The player was sidelined for 3 months last year after fracturing his back, but is regarded as a fit and strong talent otherwise. The Clarets are hoping to avoid relegation by playing some attractive football next year, and Lansbury has been earmarked as a player that they need to buy in order to do that.
However, the Premier League new boys will face opposition for the his signature, most notably from Uwe Rosler and Wigan Athletic. Last season’s FA Cup semi-finalists are hoping to mount a significant promotion push of their own next year, and they want Lansbury to be a part of that.