Crystal Palace, West Ham United vying for Josh Brownhill

Crystal Palace and West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing 28-year-old Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill.

According to a report by Graeme Bailey on HITC, Josh Brownhill might remain in the Premier League even if Burnley’s 2023/24 campaign ends with relegation. Crystal Palace and West Ham United are interested in signing the 28-year-old, although a Bosman move in the summer transfer window is unlikely.

Who is Josh Brownhill?

Josh Brownhill is a native of Warrington and spent most of his career out of the limelight. A former member of Manchester United’s youth division, the Englishman graduated from the Preston North End Academy. He turned professional over a decade ago but rose in prominence after Burnley in January 2020.

The 28-year-old has turned out 163 times thus far for Burnley, chipping in with 13 goals and 17 assists. However, Brownhill’s long-term future at the Premier League club is uncertain as he has entered the final three months of his contract. Such a situation has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of a few well-known clubs, including Crystal Palace and West Ham United.

London Calling?

Brownhill has been on West Ham United’s radar for a long time. The Hammers’ long-standing interest in the English midfielder continues heading into the summer transfer window. The Burnley man remains a viable target for West Ham, considering they will not complete a permanent move for Kalvin Phillips after his loan deal ends.

The Hammers have shown interest in several other midfielders, including Arthur Melo. However, Josh Brownhill is also a viable target, considering his contract situation, although Burnley will likely trigger the clause to extend his deal. As for Crystal Palace, the interest in the Burnley midfielder is somewhat surprising.

The South London club signed Adam Wharton in the winter transfer window while bringing Jefferson Lerma to Selhurst Park last summer. So, it is unclear how Brownhill will fit into the scheme of things. Crystal Palace should instead focus the budget on essential signings like a striker and a centre-back.

Nevertheless, Crystal Palace will compete with West Ham United for Brownhill, who will not cost a bomb, considering he will only have a year remaining on his contract in the summer transfer window. However, the 28-year-old Englishman will likely stay in the Premier League even if the Clarets suffer relegation.

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