Dan Burn: Pundit can't believe 'brilliant' thing Newcastle United star did v Brighton
The signing of Dan Burn was an “absolute steal” by Newcastle United after he again impressed against Southampton.
That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Magpies secured yet another win.
Burn, 29, started his fifth successive game for Newcastle as they beat Southampton 2-1 on Thursday (10 March).
He also grabbed an assist for Bruno Gumairaes’ winner as the Magpies extended their unbeaten run to nine games.
During the game, as per The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Burn managed to head a loose ball all the way from the halfway line into the Saints’ box.
McAvennie has been blown away by Burn’s impact.
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“He did what? From the halfway line? That’s brilliant,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I’ve got to be honest, I thought there might be something wrong with him.
“£13million or whatever it was is an absolute steal from Newcastle. To go at that price, unless his contract is up, which it isn’t, I don’t know how they got him at that price.
“There are a lot of younger lads at Newcastle so they need an experienced head in there.
“That’s what Burn has given them. He looks a confident boy, which is great for the boys around the training ground.
“He’s a player who talks all the way through games. He gives that bit extra as well as a Newcastle fan.
“They absolutely love him and it’s easy to see why after that ridiculous impact he’s had.”
Burn joined Newcastle from Brighton during the January transfer window.
The Blyth-born defender made 13 Premier League appearances for the Seagulls this season before his move.