Burnley exclusive: Kompany beat Tottenham, Wolves sign Murray Campbell; The teenage sensation is considered a big future star

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany plans for the future

Burnley have agreed a deal with St Mirren for Scottish sensation Murray Campbell, TEAMtalk learns.

Campbell has attracted interest from a number of English Premier League clubs, including Tottenham, Wolves and Crystal Palace. But it is the Clarets who want to lure the central defender to England.

The Scotland Under-17 international has agreed a two-year contract with Turf Moor and the move is expected to be upheld once Campbell receives international clearance.

Campbell has impressed St Mirren youth teams as well as Scotland’s U16 and U17 sides over the past 12 months and is regarded as one of Scotland’s finest young players.

Burnley see Campbell as a potential star in the making and hope he can become a future first team player for the club

The 17-year-old is likely to initially team up with Burnley’s U18 and Under-21 side before hopefully breaking into the first-team plans of Clarets first-team manager Vincent Kompany.

Kompany are keen to build a strong youth base in their academy by signing young players who can eventually develop into first team players at Turf Moor.

Money may be in abundance at the EFL, but sometimes the best talent is the best way to get business

Loan deals can be incredibly lucrative, as evidenced by last season’s league campaign, which saw Burnley loan out and promote players.

Several high-profile loan men have impressed this season, including Jay Stansfield, who scored a last-minute winner on his debut for Birmingham City.

Players such as Liam Delap and Cesare Casadei have shown significant progress this season, with Delap scoring goals and Delap impressing with his performances for Hull and Leicester respectively.

It doesn’t matter how much money you spend on transfers or how much money you bring in from elsewhere, sometimes there’s no better offer than a loan.

Just look at last season’s championship to notice it. Burnley have borrowed Ian Maatsen,

Nathan Tella and Taylor Harwood-Bellis from Premier League clubs, Manchester City duo Tommy Doyle and James McAtee have joined Sheffield United across the Pennines, while Luton have joined Cody Drameh and Marvelous Nakamba on loan to help them move forward.

There are quite a few deals this season that have caught the eye; Drameh and Harwood-Bellis are back in the second division but have yet to feature prominently – and others have already made their mark in this tough division.

Football League World takes a look at four loan players who stood out.

Stansfield was on loan at Exeter City last year, following in the footsteps of his late father Adam. However, when he joined Birmingham City on loan in the summer, doubts loomed over his performance.

He’s only played 100 minutes of Blues football, but scoring a last-minute winner on your debut is one way to endear yourself to home fans – not to mention Exeter’s rivals Plymouth Argyle.

Another goal in the home game against Millwall proves Stansfield could reach the top.

Delap struggled on loan at Stoke City and Preston North End last season. He played 37 times in the second tier and was rewarded with just four goals all season: three at Stoke and a meager one at Deepdale.

But this season seems to have been a turning point for Delap, or so it began.

A goal for Hull on his opening day in Norwich, his first-ever assist in the second tier against Bristol City and a winner in Leicester at the weekend mean he’s giving it his all.

We saw how good Casadei did last season playing for Reading despite relegation – and his performances are on display in a side that will no doubt be challenging for the title at the end of the season.

The Chelsea star scored on his Foxes debut in a last-minute winner against Cardiff, and one need only look at his break into Reading’s first team aged 20 last season to know that the young ex-Inter Milan has a a lot about him.

Alongside Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Harry Winks, this could make for an excellent midfield trio assisted by Wilfried Ndidi.

They say good things come in twos, which is exactly why Stoke have decided to rejoin Ki-Jana Hoever from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer transfer window.

The Dutchman impressed last season with four goals in just 15 appearances at right-back, a position he had not fully mastered at either Liverpool or Wolves.

Burnley have agreed a deal with St Mirren for Scottish sensation Murray Campbell, TEAMtalk learns.
Campbell has attracted interest from a number of English Premier



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