Sacha Tavolieri has reported that Westerlo have turned down a €7.5m offer from Burnley for South-African striker Lyle Foster. The former Orlando Pirates and Monaco man has apparently agreed terms with the English club, but nothing has been agreed between the two clubs.
Burnley manager Vincent Kompany was recently spotted at Westerlo’s clash with Genk, where the former Anderlecht head coach was watching the striker.
Foster has scored 8 goals in 19 league matches for newly promoted Westerlo this season, as well as providing three assists. The striker 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.