There has been plenty of interest in Premier League defender Nathan Collins after the Clarets are relegated back to the Championship – but The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has revealed there are no official offers for his services yet.
Leeds and Newcastle are two of the sides credited with having an interest in the player and with the player’s current team needing to spend at least a season in the second division of English football you wouldn’t be surprised if he leaves.
If any of those prospects can offer him regular top-flight appearances, Collins could decide a move is the right call and leave Burnley. The 21-year-old has impressed and has a lot of potential so it’s no surprise that there is already interest in him.
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However, according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, that interest has yet to result in any actual offers. It seems like he could be on the list of Premier League kits but none of them have been ready to test the Clarets’ resolve yet as the club have yet to receive any official offers for his services.
That could happen sooner rather than later, however, as the defender is looking promising during his time in the Premier League. He scored twice in 19 games last season and looked good despite his age. And that’s despite never having been tested in the Premier League before.
Now there are sides willing to keep him in the top flight – but there are no concrete bids just yet.
Nathan Collins has already achieved a lot in the game despite being just 21 and the signs are promising he could be a really solid option in Premier League defense for the foreseeable future.
Although struggling at the bottom of the table, Burnley impressed there in the top flight and didn’t look out of place despite his youth. Now that the side are falling back in the league it seems they might be given a chance to stay in the top flight if possible.
He certainly looks like he deserves the chance to stay there too. He has done extremely well so far and has already practiced his trade in the second division in the past. He’s proven himself in this division and needn’t do it again – and he certainly deserves to be a regular in the Premier League going forward.
It looks like he will eventually get that opportunity but with no bids on the table yet Burnley can at least hope he does indeed stay with them in the Championship.