Date:Wednesday July 1 2009
Hearts winger, Andy Driver will become Owen Coyle's latest signing at Burnley within the next 48 hours if media reports are to be believed.
The England Under 21 International(with just one cap) is understood to be keen to move to the club especially that we are now in the Premier League where of course he will now also join forces with former Hibs striker Steven Fletcher.
Hearts and Burnley dont appear to have agreed on a figure though if the rumours are true.
The Tynecastle side rate Driver at over £4 million while Owen Coyle might think a more modest £2 million or so would be more appropriate.
Driver grew up in Oldham but left when his father's work caused the family to relocate to near Edinburgh.
He started playing non-league football for Hutchison Vale AFC before joining Hearts in 2003
In August 2006 Driver signed a five year extension to his contract until 2011.
He has now played 74 times for Hearts scoring 13 goals.
Driver was the subject of two bids from Burnley last summer but Hearts rejected them both. Coventry City who made a £1 million bid in the 2009 January transfer window were also given short shrift.
According to the Sun the Clarets have already had a £2m bid for the Hearts' winger turned down this summer and reports suggest that the initial bid was blocked by Jambos director Sergejus Fedotovas. He was unhappy that the SPL side would only receive £1.25m up front with the rest coming from add-ons.Fedotovas said:
"We are not in any rush to sell Andy Driver, absolutely. The manager and the club also believes he still needs to develop as well. We are discussing bids that have come in but at the moment our priority right now is to strengthen the squad."
Date:Wednesday July 1 2009
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