Burnley dealt major transfer blow as Dinamo reach Mislav Orsic decision
Burnley have been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of Croatian midfielder Mislav Orsic in the dying embers of the January transfer window.
It was widely reported that Sean Dyche’s side had agreed a deal worth around 7 million for the 19 year 0ld winger, who is best known in England for his hat-trick that knocked Tottenham out of the Europa League last campaign.
Burnley agree £7m deal with Dinamo Zagreb for Mislav Orsic. @mcgrathmike reports.https://t.co/HSwBL0Yhq4
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 25, 2022
However, any deal now seems to be completely off.
Mislav Oršić ostaje igrač Dinama 💙 #dinamozagreb
— GNK Dinamo (@gnkdinamo) January 29, 2022
In a statement on their official website, the Croatian side revealed that he would in fact be staying with Dinamo for the upcoming season.
‘In recent days, great interest of the public and fans has caused the possible transfer of player Mislav Oršić to the English club Burnley. Following this topic, GNK Dinamo informs the public that the decision has been made that Mislav Oršić will remain a Dinamo player and we are looking forward to participating in the continuation of the season together with his teammates and contributing to achieving the goal of winning a new Croatian title.’
And it has since been revealed that the deal collapsed, despite being almost done, because the player had ‘a change of heart’ at the eleventh hour.
Few more details on Orsic. Deal was pretty much done but player had a change of heart. #twitterclarets https://t.co/bNlOkCBjZx
— Alex James (@AlexJamesSport) January 29, 2022
Weghorst still inbound?
In better news, it seems as though a deal for 6 foot 6 inch tall striker Wout Wegh0rst is still progressing, with Wolfsburg open to the sale of their 29 year old forward.
🚨 Understand Burnley are confident of completing a deal for Wolfsburg’s Wout Weghorst. Bid made. Negotiating personal terms.
🚨 Mislav Orsic has made it clear to Zagreb he wants to join Burnley. Has been few late complications.#twitterclaretshttps://t.co/2MGJ9qliA7
— Andy Jones (@adjones_journo) January 27, 2022
The Dutchman, who is on a rare barren spell having netted just 4 times this season, will be more than a suitable replacement for Chris Wood, who has since joined Newcastle.
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