France-based Zimbabwe international Tino Kadewere has emerged as a transfer target for the English Premier League strugglers Burnley despite his underwhelming season at Ligue 1 side Lyon this season.
According to British tabloid The Sun, Burnley manager Sean Dyche, is determined to sign Kadewere during the next transfer window.
🗞| Burnley are planning to sign Lyon and Zimbabwe international forward Tino Kadewere. The Clarets failed to sign the 26 year-old in January, but will attempt to sign the winger, who bagged 10 Ligue 1 goals last season, in the summer.
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The 26-year-old Warriors star would become Burnely’s second acquisition from Lyon after the Premier League side signed Ivorian international Maxwell Cornet from the French side before the start of the current season.
However, according to the same report, Burnley’s hopes of luring Kadewere to Turf Moor may depend upon whether they can haul themselves off the bottom of the Premier League table and out of the drop zone
Kadewere, linked with Celtic and Southampton before sealing a £12 million move to Lyon in 2020, has struggled for form this season. He hasn’t scored a single goal in 11 Ligue 1 and Europa League matches this term due to injuries.
His dismal season is in stark contrast to his debut season last year when he scored 10 goals in 33 games which earned him a place on the three-man shortlist for the Marc Vivian-Foe Award, given to the best African player in the French Ligue 1.
Kadewere was last month linked with a loan move away from Lyon with another French club Stade de Rennais’ reportedly seeking to recruit him on loan until the end of the season.
However, Lyon decided to keep the former Harare City player which gives him an opportunity to fight to get his place back in the first team and finish the season on a positive note.