Rumour Mill-Is it Oldham's Chris Taylor?
There have been reports that Burnley are interested in bringing 24 year old Oldham's Chris Taylor to Turf Moor. He is quite a versatile player and actually he primarily plays in midfield although he can obviously also play up front and was the Latics leading goal scorer last season in League 1 with 11 goals to his name.
He is a local lad born in Oldham and has played for no other club joining the team he supported as a lad in August 2005. He signed a contract extension in March 2009, one that would keep him at the club until 2012. In the last year of his contract then, Oldham may feel it is time to cash in on the player and it would be a bizarre twist of fate if it was Taylor lining up for the Clarets against his former club on Tuesday night in our pre-season clash at Boundary Park.
Speculation has been rife that our first new permanent signing of the summer is imminent with media reports that we could have a new player on the books as early as today (Monday 25th July). Well at the time of writing this article-10:15am-there has been no official announcement so we still eagerly await news.