It is common knowledge that we are looking for a long term replacement for Aaron Ramsey who is due to join Juventus in the summer and a whole host of names have been thrown into the ring and one of the most interesting ones has been the name of Dwight McNeil.
The 19-year-old Burnley attacking midfielder is being monitored by us, Man City, Newcastle United and Everton, he has had a very good season so far and broke into the England U20 team earlier this year.
Burnley are very aware of the interest being shown in their young talent and tied him down to a new contract in January that would keep him at Turf Moor until 2023, however, that has not put off the ever-growing list of clubs that are tracking him.
He has played 22 times for Burnley this season in all competitions, scoring three goals, so not prolific at this stage but not far behind other experienced midfielders playing for far better clubs.
I have actually seen the youngster play a couple of times, he is certainly talented if not a little raw. I cannot see him being a direct replacement for Ramsey right now but I would definitely say he would be a great addition to the squad, and with the right handling could easily become a regular for us, in fact, I can think of a couple of our players that he is superior to right now.
The fact that we are scouting him tells me we are interested and I for one do hope that we, at the very least, table an offer for the teenager.