Leeds United promotion rivals see transfer expectation outlined as sales required

Scott Parker is getting to grips with his Burnley squad after being appointed at Turf Moor last week

Scott Parker is optimistic that Burnley will have the financial support it needs to return to the Premier League this year. With the late-week appointment of Scott Parker, the Clarets—who are second-choice winners of promotion behind Leeds United according to bookmakers—put an end to their search for a new manager.

After Vincent Kompany left, they had been without a manager for more than a month. Craig Bellamy oversaw the first two weeks of preseason training at Turf Moor. However, the Lancashire team has now hired Parker, who was previously at Bournemouth and Fulham. He will begin work this week after being linked to a number of names.

Shurandy Sambo, who left PSV Eindhoven last summer on a free transfer, has already been announced by the team. Mike Tresor and Maxime Esteve have also joined permanently after being on loan from the previous season. Parker is aware that the team will be seeking to add reinforcements, but more business will be done between now and the end of August as the club looks to assemble a team capable of winning promotion at the first attempt.

When questioned about the financial help available at Turf Moor, the new Burnley manager responded, “Yeah, there will be that support if needed and when.”

“I’m confident that support will be provided, and I believe it has already been demonstrated under this ownership with Vincent. That will undoubtedly be the case.

Naturally, Burnley is also anticipated to lose a handful of players this summer as a result of their drop from the premier league. Charlie Taylor turned down a new contract to sign with Southampton, and former White Bailey Peacock-Farrell joined Birmingham City.

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More exits, though, may be imminent. Players like James Trafford, Arijanet Muric, and Connor Roberts have also been linked to other teams. The latter is rumored to be of interest to Leeds after spending last season on loan at Elland Road.

Parker stated, “It’s a big squad, we’ve got a lot of numbers at this moment in time.” The team presently has 38 first-team players on its roster.

“I’ve only had one training session, and as you can imagine, I’m only in charge of managing everything right now. I know that this is a process I have to go through swiftly.



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