The 4m ace wants to join Burnley, but Kompany has three big problems

The 4m ace wants to join Burnley, but Kompany has three big problems ...

Makhtar Gueye, a KV Oostende striker, would like to play under Vincent Kompany, but a 4 million move to Burnley is a long way off at this stage, according to a Lancs Live report.

Kompany and the rest of the Burnley staff can probably give themselves a pat on the back for a job well done thus far.

Bart Verbruggen, a 19-year-old goalkeeper who has already left Anderlecht, will help offset the departures of both Nick Pope and Wayne Hennessey.

Burnley's shopping basket still contains one glaring misstep. A new number nine.

The Clarets have a total of two fit and senior centre-forwards on their books, Jay Rodriguez and Ashley Barnes. Neither is particularly prolific.

When asked about the possibility of becoming Burnley's new Chris Wood or Wout Weghorst, Gueyes made a rather open admission, which in part seemed to arrive at the appropriate time.

I know I was mentioned (at Burnley). See if that becomes a reality, says the 6ft 3ins competitor, who likens his style to the current Champion Aleksandr Mitrovic.

Kompany, a legendary former player, was very helpful to me after our match last year (against Anderlecht). He assured me that I had learned a lot tactically.

I think the physical Championship would suit me as a big striker with a lot of duel power.

Gueye is prohibited from posing in claret-and-blue, according to LancsLive. One of these obstacles is the lack of top-flight football. Further, Oostende are under no obligation to cash in on a man who is thought to be worth a million (HLN). Burnley, according to LancsLive, are in danger of being priced out.

Gueye is also being endorsed by people from across the continent.

Kompany and his company have a lot of work to do now. However, with Huddersfield looming on the horizon, time is running short.

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