Rumour Mill-A Fox on Clarets Radar?(Updated)
The Clarets have been linked strongly with Celtic's 23 year old,left back and left winger, Danny Fox with some local reports in Scotland yesterday suggesting a fee had been agreed. According to STV Celtic have accepted a bid, understood to be in excess of £1.5 million.It is expected that Fox will now be speaking with Burnley later this week with a view to finalising a deal.
In further developments it is reported in the Daily Telegraph today(Tuesday 26th January)that the Clarets have had a £1.8million bid for the player accepted.
Born in Winsford, Cheshire, Fox is a former England Under 21 international. However with a Scottish grandfather he switched allegiance to Scotland and now has one full international cap for them.He won his first Scotland cap in the 3-0 friendly defeat to Wales in Cardiff in November.
Fox came through the Everton youth academy but never made his debut in the Toffees first team. A loan spell at Stranraer in 2004 followed before his eventual release from Everton in the summer of 2005. He then signed for Walsall and made nearly 100 appearances for the club before seizing the opportunity to play a league higher in the Championship by signing for Coventry in January 2008.
Fox signed a four-and-a-half year contract for Celtic in July 2009 for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £1.5 million but now appears surplus to requirements although he has recently been out with an hamstring injury.