Despite having a reported €5 million (±R92m) offer turned down by KVC Westerlo, reports coming out of Belgium have suggested that Burnley coach Vincent Kompany is not giving up on his pursuit of Lyle Foster.
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Kompany’s presence at Foster’s match in the Het Kuipje stadium yesterday further fueled talks that the Manchester City legend was scouting Westerlo’s in-form striker.
According to Belgian publication, HLN, the Burnley coach has been pursuing the 22-year-old from Noordgesig, in Johannesburg for a while now, and recently had a ‘generous’ offer for his services turned down.
The generous offer is understood to have been in the region of €5 million (±R92m).
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Foster has been in inspiring form for the newly-promoted outfit this campaign, registering eight goals and three assists in 20 matches so far this season.
While Foster did not find the back of the net in the 3-2 loss to Genk on Tuesday evening, indications are that Kompany has seen enough to up the ante with a new and improved offer to Westerlo for the former Vitoria Guimaraes forward.
Kompany is no stranger to working with South African players, having coached Percy Tau during his time as Anderlecht manager in Belgium.
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