Burnley are struggling to find the funds to finance a deal to sign Nottingham Forest striker Sam Surridge, according to The Sun (Print Edition, page 59). Vincent Kompany had been keen to land the Reds’ fringe talisman on a loan deal until the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

The Clarets are flying high in the Championship this season. They look destined for a quick return to the Premier League and yesterday they dumped top-flight Bournemouth out of the FA Cup.

Burnley Surridge
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Kompany is doing a wonderful job at Turf Moor. He’s brought an eye-catching style of play to the club after years of a dogged strategy under the stewardship of the pragmatic Sean Dyche.

Another talisman is in his sights though. Kompany is trying to offload Ashley Barnes as he goes in the search of first-team football and a younger striker is being targeted.

Surridge, 24, signed for the Reds in January 2022. He scored eight goals as Forest came from the depths of despair to win promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

This season has been a struggle though. He’s not started a Premier League game since the opening day of the season at Newcastle and is desperate to play regular first-team football.

Burnley struggle to find funds for Surridge

The Reds will hope to find a club to take the striker this month. Forest would dearly love to free up some space in their squad and Surridge isn’t really the answer at Premier League level.

The striker is still quite young in terms of playing as a forward. As a result, loaning him out to continue his development looks like the best bet during the current transfer window.

Burnley Surridge
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Forest are going in search of a striker themselves this month. That will shunt Surridge even further down the pecking order and it’s in his best interests to secure a move away from the City Ground.

The Forest man will still feel that he can have a career at Forest in the long-term. Right now, however, his chances of getting regular starts in the Premier League seem a million miles away.

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