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The Rumour Mill- David Sommeil

At least one paper (Daily Mirror) reports today that Burnley are looking to sign Sheffield United's out-of favour defender David Sommeil on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The former Manchester City player is said to be keen on the move but the Frenchman is on a very large contract at Bramall Lane (500,000 a year) and financing could be an issue.

The 32-year old was born in 1974 in Pointe--Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Sommeil started his career with non-league Saint-Lo before turning professional with SM Caen.He then played for Rennes before moving to Bordeaux. He was also capped by France at 'B' level.

Kevin Keegan signed him for Manchester City in January 2003 for a fee of 3.4 million.

He joined Olympique Marseille on loan returning to City for the start of the 2004/05 season.

A number of injuries however during the season limited his appearances.

Sommeil played only 16 games in the next season suffering from a fractured cheek bone which forced him to wear a protective mask on his return.

He was one of ten players released by Manchester City in May 2006 having played less than 50 games for them

The out-of-contract player however in May 2006 made a quick return to the Premiership when he signed a two-year contract with Sheffield United following their promotion to the top flight.

Sommeil also has experience of European competitions. He played 18 games in the UEFA Cup for Bordeaux (14 games) and Manchester City (4 games).




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 22 2007

Time: 8:33AM

Your Comments

500,000!!! That's 10,000 a week. Hope he's not on that! Been shocking for us since signing :-(
Blade1889
Bladey, where does he actually play in the back four, can he play anywhere or is he a one-sided back?
turfmanphil
Right back mainly, although he played centre back in the cup against Swansea. We lost 3-0!
jonnyblade
Yeh, his best position is right back, and he's got a great cross in his armoury, but kept getting caught out of position for us!
Blade1889
So far I understand that Sommeil is a good defender . He was a near French international ,if I am not mistaken . We have the bolster the defence and reconstruction work starts from there .
davemanu2000
 

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