Premier League clubs Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and West Ham United are all vying for the signature of Burnley star Maxwel Cornet this summer.
According to 90 min, a host of Premier League clubs including Newcastle United, West Ham United and Crystal Palace are all interested in Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet ahead of the 2022 summer transfer window.
The Ivory Coast international moved to Turf Moor last summer on a five-year deal from Lyon. He scored nine goals in 29 games all season for the Clarets and finished the campaign as their top scorer. While Cornet remained inconsistent, he was one of Burnley’s shining exceptions in a season that ended in relegation.
Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and West Ham United are among the clubs seeking to take advantage of Burnley’s drop to land the 25-year-old winger. The Ivory Coast international has the x-factor and can be a difference-maker for a top-flight side given the right guidance.
Newcastle United have shown an excellent change in form since the turn of the year and are now looking set for a big summer. They landed Bruno Guimaraes in January and can further supplement their attack by bringing in Cornet. Allan Saint-Maximin is the Magpies’ most threatening player but is grossly inconsistent. Adding Cornet to the equation will hand Eddie Howe another front to open in case he needs so.
The same can be said of Crystal Palace who have shown excellent potential under Patrick Vieira. The Frenchman is building a young side and will need to make do next season without Conor Gallagher despite Steve Parish’s recent comments. Rather than bring in a direct replacement, he could mix things up by adding another winger to the roster.
Cornet could link up with Michael Olise, Odsonne Edouard and Eberechi Eze. Wilfried Zaha is Crystal Palace’s most recognizable attacker but has been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park. Bringing in Cornet will give the Londoners a direct replacement for the Ivory Coast international.
West Ham United are also in the fray and will need to add to their squad to build upon the promise of the last two seasons. While they did qualify for Europe on both occasions., a late drop off in form certainly saw them settle for lesser than what they could have achieved. Signing Cornet will ease the burden on West Ham’s attackers and also hand Moyes enough strength in depth on the flanks.
Cornet can do better than slog it out in the English second flight and could be set for a return to the Premier League. There does not appear to be any shortage of interest among teams keen on securing his services.