An eagle eyed camera man spotted Burnley manager Vincent Kompany in the stands at the Westerlo against Genk fixture, with the former Anderlecht man there to scout Lyle Foster. HLN are reporting that Westerlo have already turned down an offer from the Championship leaders for their South African striker. Foster has scored 8 goals in 19 league matches for newly promoted Westerlo this season, as well as providing three assists.
The former Orlando Pirates and Monaco man joined Westerlo from Vitória Guimarães SC on a permanent deal in the summer of 2022, having been on loan with the Belgian side for the previous season. This is Foster’s second spell in Belgian football, having been loaned to Cercle Brugge by their parent club Monaco for the 2019/2020 season.
Burnley have already signed a large amount of players from the Belgian Pro League this season. Recently the Championship leaders picked up Sint-Truiden defender Ameen Al-Dakhil, having been unable to sign him in the summer.