Burnley’s midfield would be sorted for the next many years if they sign this lanky 19-year-old in the summer

Burnley Opinion: Dyche has to make a move for Aurélien Tchouaméni

While Burnley shocked the Premier League last season by claiming the last Europa League spot, this season certainly hasn’t gone to plan. The club struggled to cope with the burden of the European games and have also struggled to replicate their Premier League performances.

At the moment, the Clarets sit in 17th place a mere two points off the relegation zone. While things could be worse, Burnley have only got one win to their name in their last five Premier League games and that has hurt the club.

Manager Sean Dyche needs reinforcements in the summer and given their dealings so far, it has to improve. The Clarets brought in Ben Gibson, Matej Vydra and Joe Hart in the summer, adding Peter Crouch in the winter.

While Gibson has done relatively well, Vydra and Hart have failed to make an impact, while Peter Crouch has been the worst move of them all. While it’s understandable why Dyche brought in the 6’7” striker, Crouch has failed to make an impact.

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But with the summer window quickly approaching, Burnley need a few reinforcements and one area they should improve is their midfield. While only Steven Defour is 30 years old, both Jack Cork and Ashley Westwood will cross that mark half-way through next season.

That poses a massive problem for the Clarets and it’s one of the reasons why they should be targeting Aurélien Tchouaméni. The Bordeaux star has clawed his way up from their youth teams all the way into the reserve side before making his debut this season.

It was there that the 19-year-old midfielder showcased why the Ligue 1 club loved him so much, with an impressive cocktail of defensive ingenuity and offensive creativity.

That is a trait which has been missed desperately this season, with the club depending far too much on Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

While the Iceland international has delivered when called upon, there is only so much he can do all alone. Moreover, the club have missed someone who can be the missing link between the defence and the attack, which personifies Aurélien Tchouaméni.

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A lanky midfielder with surprising strength, the 19-year-old has already amassed double figures in appearances despite making his debut earlier this season.

Furthermore, it’s his athleticism and passing range that really makes the difference. Add that to his positional sense, attacking awareness and defensive nuance, he is a great package.

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Adding someone as talented as Aurélien Tchouaméni will definitely help Burnley move forward and it gives them someone to hang their laurel on.

Given his talent, it’s time he moves to a bigger league where he can really test his abilities against someone of the best players in the world.

Written by Siddhant Lazar

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