Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes replacing Chris Wood with Wout Weghorst for HALF the price will be considered ‘good business’ – as new Clarets signing is more ‘technically-minded’ then Newcastle’s £25m man
- Newcastle triggered Chris Wood’s £25m release clause and he left Burnley
- Sean Dyche swooped for Wout Weghorst and the Dutchman has impressed
- Burnley’s six-year stay in the Premier League is under threat as they sit bottom
- However, they have up to five games in hand on some other teams around them
Sean Dyche thinks replacing Chris Wood for a half-price Wout Weghorst will end up being considered ‘good business’ for Burnley.
There was an outcry when Wood’s £25million release clause was triggered to join relegation rivals Newcastle but Dyche swooped for Weghorst and the 6ft 6ins Dutchman has impressed against Arsenal and Manchester United before Sunday’s test against Liverpool.
‘Both are very good players but I think Wout is more technically-minded. He can see pictures with his back to goal whereas Woody was someone who wanted to be in the box and sniff out goals,’ said Dyche.
Sean Dyche says replacing Chris Wood with Wout Weghorst (pic) will be good business
Dyche swooped for Weghorst and the Dutchman has impressed against Arsenal and Man Utd
‘Wout is more of an all-rounder. He can offer varying ways of playing probably because of his experience at Wolfsburg and different clubs.
‘On the business side, regardless of Woody having a clause, you’d still go ‘it’s actually good business’ to get that amount of money for a 30-year-old.
‘As long as we turn things around for ourselves and Wout continues to play as he is, that’s good business as well. He is a top pro who wants to have an effect and is doing.’
Burnley’s six-year stay in the Premier League is under threat as they sit bottom with only one win this season.
However, they have up to five games in hand on some other teams and an easier fixture list awaits after Liverpool’s visit.
There was an outcry when Wood’s £25million release clause was triggered to join Newcastle
Dyche was pleased with his side’s efforts in the midweek draw against Manchester United – borne out by the statistics – and gave special praise to defender James Tarkowski who is in excellent recent form despite being set to leave as a free agent this summer.
‘He made it clear he wasn’t going to be signing a new contract and yet he has been fantastic around the training ground and performing well. He assured me he would give everything he has got and he’s delivering,’ said Dyche.
‘A lot of players don’t perform when their contracts are up. I think he deserves a lot of credit. In general this season he has been first class and his attitude has always been outstanding. He is a top professional.’