Burnely are likely to activate the option-to-buy clause for Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Jordan Beyer, according to Rheinische Post.
The 22-year-old central defender is enjoying his time in England under head coach Vincent Kompany. Burnley are comfortably top of the Championship with promotion to the Premier League almost certain.
Should Burnley active the clause, they will have to pay Gladbach €15m which could go a long way into finding an ideal replacement. However, a potential permanent move to Burnley is still up for debate, according to the player himself.
“Of course, the Premier League would be attractive, it’s a great league with an extremely high level. But I also have a club in Gladbach that means a lot to me,” said the central defender.
Gladbach sporting director Roland Virkus also emphasized that he would be “happy if he came back,” but is also aware it’s not just about what the club wants.
Beyer has made 21 league appearances for Burnley this season who are a whopping 19 points ahead of 3rd place Middlesborough. Though the German youth international has emotional ties to Gladbach, the lure of a shot in the Premier League could tempt Beyer to stay a bit longer in English football.
GGFN | Jamie Allen