With reports in England suggesting that Lyle Foster has agreed a bumper deal to join English Championship outfit Burnley, the young striker could set a record for being South Africa’s most expensive player yet.
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Despite having two bumper offers rejected by the Belgian outfit for the 22-year-old, it appears that Burnley have made progress in their pursuit of Foster.
According to the latest reports coming out of England, the player has already agreed personal terms with Burnley and is scheduled to jet out to England for a medical, after the two teams reportedly agreed terms.
Burnely had a €5 million (±R92m) offer turned down by Westerlo but it appears their resolve has been broken by a €7 million (±R130m) offer, which could go all the way to €10 million (±R186m), including add-ons.
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This would make Foster the most expensive South African transfer after Steven Pienaar’s €3.6 million (±R67m) move from Everton to Tottenham in 2011.
Foster has managed eight goals and four assists in 21 matches so far this season and could ply his trade in the Premier League next season, should first-placed Burnley maintain their position at the summit of the English Championship.
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