In an exciting development for Burnley fans, the club has reportedly reached an agreement with Espanyol to acquire the services of talented Nigerian winger, Luca Koleosho. According to the reputable English media outlet, the Daily Telegraph, Burnley will pay a transfer fee of approximately €3m to secure the 18-year-old’s signature.
Koleosho has been making waves at Espanyol, having already made six appearances for the senior team. The young winger made his debut against Granada in May 2022 and even managed to score his first senior goal in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Almeria last season.
With their sights set on strengthening the squad, Burnley has been proactive in the transfer market. Just recently, they finalized the signing of Zeki Amdouni from Basel on a five-year contract. If all goes according to plan, Koleosho will become Burnley’s sixth signing in the ongoing transfer window.
However, it remains to be seen whether Koleosho will be immediately integrated into the first team or if he will initially feature for the Under-21s. The decision will likely be influenced by his performances in training and his ability to adapt to the team’s style of play.
Born in the United States to a Nigerian father and an Italian-Canadian mother, Koleosho has the unique opportunity to represent multiple national teams. He is eligible to play for the United States, Canada, Nigeria, and Italy. In fact, he has already made appearances for the USA U-15 team and participated in the U-20 training camp. Additionally, he recently received a call-up to the Italy U-19 national team and was even part of the Italian squad that triumphed in the UEFA European U-19 Championship in Malta.
The acquisition of Koleosho represents an exciting prospect for Burnley. His youthful energy, technical ability, and versatility on the wings will undoubtedly add depth and attacking prowess to the team. As Burnley aims to solidify their position in the top flight, fans eagerly await the official announcement of this promising signing.
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