Burnley ready second major offer for Leeds striker

According to reports in the English press this afternoon, Premier League outfit Burnley are readying a second offer for Leeds United striker Chris Wood.

Prolific

Wood, a 25-year-old New Zealand international who has netted 20 times for his country, has been on the books at Elland Road since 2015, when he joined from Leicester City.

The Kiwi has since gone on to become a crowd favourite at Leeds, having maintained a ratio of 1 goal every 2 league games over the past 2 campaigns.

Last season was his most prolific to date, with the powerful striker having netted 27 league goals to be named the Championship’s top scorer.

Clarets interest

A number of clubs are rumoured to have expressed an interest in Wood this summer, though the most concrete proposal has come from Premier League side Burnley.

Sean Dyche’s outfit are in the market for a striker following the big-money departure of Andre Gray to Watford, and have earmarked Wood as the ideal replacement.

Reports last week suggested that the Clarets had made an initial offer of £15 million for Wood, though this was swiftly rebuffed by Leeds.

Bid incoming

However, Burnley are ready to once again test the resolve of Thomas Christiansen and co. over the coming days, with a new offer of £20 million in the offing.

It is thought that such a bid would be seriously considered by the board at Elland Road.

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