According to Fabrizio Romano, Burnley are showing serious interest in PSV Eindhoven’s talented winger Johan Bakayoko. It certainly won’t be an easy move for the Premier League newcomers, as other top sides including Napoli are also interested in the Belgian international. Head coach Vincent Kompany is said to be a huge fan of the 20-year-old right-winger and he wants to make the deal happen.
Johan Bakayoko featured 39 times in all competitions last season as PSV finished second in the Eredivisie and lifted the KNVB Cup. The academy graduate scored nine goals and provided six assists. During preseason he scored the only goal in PSV’s victory over Nottingham Forest. A week later the four-time Belgium international provided two assists in his side’s 4-1 victory over Sturm Graz in a Champions League qualification match.
Last month, Johan Bakayoko’s management confirmed to Voetbal International that the player is happy at PSV and wants to play and develop each week under Peter Bosz. However, a move to the Premier League definitely wouldn’t be something the player would shy away from. Whether he leaves Eindhoven or not this summer, he’s a player everyone should keep an eye on this season.