Het Belang van Limburg are reporting that Burnley are close to bringing in Ameen Al-Dakhil from Sint-Truiden. Burnley head coach Vincent Kompany was keen to sign the 20 year-old defender in the summer, but no agreement was reached. It appears that this time around the clubs are nearer to an agreement.
Speaking to the paper, Al-Dakhil was honest in his desire to move to England. The defender said “As a youngster I always dreamed of the Premier League. From playing football for Manchester United. But I realize all too well that not many are given the opportunity to take that big step”.
Al-Dakhil joined the Canaries from Standard Liege last season and has been a key member of one of the best defensive teams in the league. He has made 15 appearances for the team this season.
Al-Dakhil holds dual nationality, having been born in Baghdad but grew up in Belgium. He has been capped by Belgium at all youth levels up to U21.
Burnley brought in many players from the Pro League in the summer, such as Manuel Benson, Samuel Bastien, Anass Zaroury and Vitinho.