Sources: Burnley agree £8m Lyle Foster deal after talks breakthrough
Burnley have agreed to sign 22-year-old Westerlo striker Lyle Foster in an £8million deal, sources have told Football Insider.
Foster has agreed terms with Burnley and is set to put pen to paper on a contract, but the young forward needs to secure a work permit before the deal can be completed.
It is believed that Burnley have applied for a visa for the striker and a hearing will take place imminently.
Vincent Kompany’s Championship leaders have managed a breakthrough in talks and are now completing the final details before announcing the move.
Born in South Africa, Foster’s first taste of football came at local club Orlando Pirates, where he spent two seasons in the first team after making his senior debut aged 17.
His breakthrough at the club was so impressive that The Guardian named Foster in the world’s top 60 most exciting young talents back in 2017.
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Monaco jumped on the opportunity to sign him in 2019, before loaning him out to partner club Cercle Brugge, where he scored once in 18 appearances.
Just one year after joining Monaco, Foster chose to move to Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes.
While the young striker found it hard to take first-team opportunities at Vitoria, he found his feet quickly during a loan move to Westerlo.
He scored four in 23 appearances at the Belgian side during his temporary stay and he then made his move permanent in the summer of 2022.