Burnley Eyeing Move for 20-Year-Old Striker

According to Football Insider, Burnley is interested in signing Sontje Hansen, a forward from Ajax.

What is the latest regarding Burnley and Hansen?
Burnley looks set to make a comeback to the Premier League after a successful first season under Vincent Kompany. They are currently 11 points above Sheffield United in second place and 17 ahead of Middlesbrough in third place after a loss of only two of their 38 Championship games.

Ahead of the summer transfer window, Kompany seems to be planning for the future, with news of a new target emerging. Football Insider reported Burnley’s interest in Hansen, with Kompany pushing the board to complete a deal as he needs more creativity and output in his side.

Who is Hansen?
At 20-years old, Hansen has been with Ajax since 2013. He is primarily a right-winger who can play anywhere across the front three and is represented by the well-known agency Wasserman, which represents five Burnley players.

Hansen is due to become a free agent this summer, having only made two appearances for Ajax’s first team. He has impressed in the youth sides, making a total of 157 appearances in the academy and scoring 37 times and registering 32 assists, according to Transfermarkt.

Once valued at €6m (£5.3m), Hansen attracted interest from Manchester City, Juventus, Inter Milan, and RB Leipzig in 2020 but remained with the Dutch giants.

It appears that a move could be a possibility for Hansen over the coming months, with Kompany keen on adding the young striker to his team. Hansen is a talented player who stole the show for Holland at the U-17 World Cup in 2019, winning the Golden Boot at the tournament. Burnley currently has two right-wingers on their team—and with Nathan Tella on loan from Southampton leaking, Hansen could provide another versatile option in the team’s final third.

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