Burnley set to acquire KV Kortrijk for €15m

HLN are reporting that Burnley are set to buy KV Kortrijk from Vincent Tan for €15m. The Cardiff City owner has been keen to sell the club this summer, but negotiations had proven difficult with a number of parties as the Malaysian businessman was set on a certain price for the club. Now, it appears that his valuation has finally been met, with Burnely the side set to take over.

Since Vincent Kompany arrived at the club last summer, the Lancashire side have done a lot of their shopping in Belgium. Manuel Benson, Samuel Bastian, Josh Cullen and Lyle Foster all joined the side during their promotion winning campaign. They have now decided to add a club to the mix as well, giving them the chance to extend the amount of players they can sign. Given the visa requirements in Belgium for footballers, the league has been attractive to clubs who want to sign talent but need to overcome visa restrictions.

Being part of a wider footballing network is nothing new in Belgian football. Kortrijk, under Tan, were in the same boat as the likes of Cercle Brugge, Standard Liege, Union St Gilloise and KV Oostende in being owned by groups that are in possession of at least one other club.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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