Newcastle United have reportedly contacted Championship club, Burnley regarding a summer move for Maxwel Cornet.
According to 90 min, Newcastle United have reached out to Burnley regarding a summer move for 25-year-old versatile attacker Maxwel Cornet.
The Ivory Coast international joined the Clarets last summer and was their standout player in what was a disappointing season. Cornet finished the campaign as the club’s top scorer, but it was not enough to save them from relegation to the Championship.
His performances have not gone unnoticed, with Everton and Newcastle keeping tabs on his situation. Burnley have enjoyed a promising pre-season under new manager Vincent Kompany, but Cornet appears ready to return to the Premier League.
Newcastle United have already raided Burnley for Nick Pope earlier this summer. They are now keen for a second serving and have made overtures to Burnley regarding Cornet. Eddie Howe has brought in Matt Targett, Sven Botman and Pope this summer, strengthening his defence.
The attack appears to be on the agenda and it makes sense given the lack of bite they possess going forward. This is likely to be exaggerated should Allan Saint-Maximin leave the club this summer amid interest from Chelsea and Tottenham. In that case, adding Cornet to the roster is more of a necessity than a luxury.
Newcastle United are yet to make an official offer for the 25-year-old but recent reports have claimed that they are prepared to trigger his reported release clause. Cornet has attracted attention from several other top-flight clubs, meaning Newcastle will be wise to get a deal over the line soon.
The versatile forward was left out of Burnley’s season opener against Huddersfield Town, and it could be an indication that his future lies elsewhere. A pacy player with an excellent long shot to boot, Cornet is a proven commodity in the English top flight.
His ability to glide past opponents and get into good positions will give the likes of Bruno Guimaraes the chance to make use of their vision and passing range. With the new campaign just days away, Newcastle will do well to land the 25-year-old as soon as possible. Time will tell whether Cornet will be the latest player to join the revolution at St. James’ Park.
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