Ireland midfielder Josh Cullen is set to join Championship side Burnley, according to reports from Belgium.
Nderlecht turned down a €2m offer from Burnley last week but have now reportedly agreed on a €3m deal. Cullen was absent from Anderlecht’s training session on Friday and is expected to undergo a medical examination on Monday.
In the last two seasons, the 26-year-old has been a mainstay in Vincent Kompany’s team with 78 appearances. Kompany was appointed Burnley manager last month and it looks like he will take the Ireland international with him to Turf Moor.
Cullen, a product of West Ham’s academy, signed for the Belgian club in October 2020 for €600,000 and will leave the club with one year left on his current contract.
“The ones who admire his work the most are his teammates,” Kompany said of Cullen last year. “He only has one thing in mind, the team. If the team wins, it’s because he’s done a lot of work that the others couldn’t.”
Cullen started in all eight of Ireland’s World Cup qualifiers last year and could join his compatriots Nathan Collins and Kevin Long at Turf Moor. Kompany is also keen on signing 21-year-old Jason Knight. Fellow Irishmen Luke McNally and Dara Costelloe have also signed new deals at Burnley in recent weeks as the club look to win promotion to the Premier League.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/ireland-international-josh-cullen-set-for-reunion-with-vincent-kompany-after-anderlecht-accept-burnleys-3m-bid-41827290.html Ireland international Josh Cullen is expecting a reunion with Vincent Kompany after Anderlecht accepted Burnley’s €3m offer