Burnley: O'Shea to undergo medical as West Brom grant permission

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

21st Jun, 2023 | 12:34pm

Revealed: Dara O'Shea to undergo Burnley medical after West Brom grant permission for talks - sources

Burnley have agreed a deal to sign West Brom defender Dara O’Shea, sources have told Football Insider.

West Brom have given the centre-back, 24, permission to hold talks and undergo a medical at Burnley on Thursday (22 June) after accepting an undisclosed offer.

Clarets boss Vincent Kompany is keen to bolster his centre-back options this summer as they prepare for life back in the Premier League.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (19 June) that Burnley have submitted a loan offer for Borussia Dortmund defender Soumaila Coulibaly – who is highly-regarded at the German giants.

Moves for O’Shea and Coulibaly come after standout centre-back Taylor Harwood-Bellis returned to parent club Man City after a stellar season-long loan at Burnley in the 2022-23 campaign.

The Clarets have already wrapped up a permanent deal with Borussia Monchengladbach for defender Jordan Beyer after his loan at Turf Moor in their title-winning season.

O’Shea is set to become the second permanent signing for Vincent Kompany ahead of their first Premier League fixture against champions Man City on 11 August.

The 19-cap Republic of Ireland international made 41 appearances across all competitions for West Brom in the 2022-23 campaign, notching two goals and one assist.

He came through the youth ranks at The Hawthorns after moving over from Ireland as a teenager, and has gone on to play 107 times for the club.

O’Shea already has top-flight experience under his belt after making 28 Premier League appearances for West Brom as they were relegated in the 2020-21 season.

He has two years left to run on his contract at West Brom.

It has been widely reported that the Baggies need to sell their top assets in the summer window in order to stay afloat after missing out on play-off qualification in the 2022-23 campaign.

In other news, Burnley in advanced talks to sign EFL star goalkeeper.