Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Rumour Mill-Wickham on Loan? Con or Connor ?

Rumour Mill-Wickham on Loan? Con or Connor ?

According to the Daily Mirror, Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is set to sign for Burnley on loan after missing out on a move to rivals Blackburn Rovers.

Rovers of course increased their armoury in the striking department after forking out a reported £8 million for Huddersfield forward, Jordan Rhodes in the summer transfer window last month. It would appear that signing dashed any hopes that Connor Wickham could also follow suit and become a Rovers player on a loan basis.

It is no secret that Eddie Howe is looking to sign another striker and many Clarets fans were perhaps surprised that no such signing permanent or otherwise took place before the transfer window closed last Friday. The loan transfer window now opens this Friday so perhaps Howe is hanging fire with an eye out for a decent loan striker.

Could that striker be Connor Wickham? He would certainly be high profile although has not exactly set the world alight for the Black Cats since arriving from Ipswich in June 2011. Wickham signed a four year deal with Premier League club Sunderland for a club record fee of £8 million but has managed just 16 appearances and one goal since arriving. The 19 year old England Under 21 international came through Reading and Ipswich's youth systems before making his name in the first team at Portman Road. He notched up 13 goals in 65 appearances for the Tractor Boys before Premier League clubs started to eye the young,raw talent.

Could Wickham be just the striker we need? Certainly high-profile but its a worry that his goal-scoring seems to have dried up.

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Wednesday September 5 2012
Time: 8:37AM

Comments

0
I am not sure he has had a settled run in the side to get his goals flowing again - I think this would be a decent signing.
Claretdale
05/09/2012 08:42:00
0
Still only 19, he might find it easier to score back in the Championship perhaps. I would certainly give him a chance, still an exciting prospect. Sign him up Eddie, might boost the fanbase who need cheering up
turfmanphil
05/09/2012 08:43:00
0
Is he a winger? lol Try this link for a wee smile perhaps. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2198402/Alan-Curbishley-replace-Owen-Coyle-Bolton.html
VinRogue
05/09/2012 08:44:00
0
Nope definitely a striker, who no doubt will find himself playing out on the wing!! lol ;-)
turfmanphil
05/09/2012 08:54:00
0
By the way Alan Nixon wrote the Mirror article so it must be true!! hahaha http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/sunderland-striker-connor-wickham-is-set-1303939
turfmanphil
05/09/2012 09:10:00
0
defo "winged" it to get in the prem !!!! but he' s done now't since he got there .... would be a coup for Eddie if he gets him that's for sure, the kid can play at this level .... cant see this happening though, but TMP is right would lift the clarets fans and to be honest the very quick levels of despondency need addressing double quick
hollinsclaret
05/09/2012 09:12:00
0
Two or three good loan signings, attack, midfield, defence could work wonders. I still think we should be looking for experience to bring on the youngsters with potential.
cornwallclaret
05/09/2012 21:39:00
0
In LT: "Ipswich have the first option to take Wickham back to Portman Road on loan if they wished, but boss Paul Jewell said at the start of August that the Suffolk side could not afford to do so because Sunderland wanted them to pay three-quarters of the 6ft 3in forward’s wages – reported to be around £25,000 a week. Such a figure would also seem likely to be beyond Burnley’s reach and, although it is understood that Sunderland are now willing to negotiate that percentage, it remains to be seen whether the Clarets will opt to pursue a deal. " FFS show some ambition Burnley or let other Championship clubs who have more beat u to it!
turfmanphil
06/09/2012 13:39:00
0
LT 8/9 Suzanne Geldard: 'Connor Wickham has been linked with a temporary move from Sunderland, although finances mean it is unlikely to happen with the striker reported to be earning £25,000 a week and the Black Cats seeking 75 per cent of that for the course of the deal.' Oh FFS TIGHT WADS!!!
turfmanphil
08/09/2012 11:15:00
0
What is up with this club? They can afford it, sorry but they can, if they didn't plough everything they got into payin off the debt they created by showing lack of ambition in the first place, we might stop falling gates, fan apathy and falling revenue! Jay Rodriguez money? Fletcher sell-on money? Most of it into the Board's Black Hole..disgraceful,utterly!!
turfmanphil
08/09/2012 11:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Burnley Announce Morecambe Friendly

Burnley have today announced the second pre season friendly of the summer as Sean Dyche and the boys gear back up for a return to the Premier League.

Barton To Seal Rangers Move

Midfielder Joey Barton has hinted in a series of tweets that he has accepted terms with Scottish side Rangers.

Unfinished Business For Vokes And Burnley

Not only is Vokes seeing next seasons Premier League campaign as one to take care of 'unfinished business' personally Burnley will be aiming to do this as a club too.

Robinson Offered New Deal With Six Released

Robinson has been offered a new deal after the former Leeds & England 'keeper ended the title winning season with Burnley. Six have been released though.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

turfmanphil
Editor email
Profile
Paul 8c8
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Charlton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton59%
Lowton0%
Keane1%
Mee1%
Ward8%
Boyd4%
Marney1%
Barton4%
Arfield1%
Vokes2%
Gray4%
Sub - Barnes1%
Sub - Dyer1%
Sub - Duff13%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret12
2.WelshClaret8
3.Irishclaret7
4.Mike Mada3
5.Grimsby Claret2
6.DavidT441