Leeds United striker set to join Burnley ‘within the next 48 hours’

As per a growing number of reports in the English media this morning, Leeds United striker Chris Wood is set to sign for Premier League outfit Burnley.

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.

Following a difficult start to life with Leeds, during which he came in for major criticism from the club’s fans, Kiwi Wood has since gone on to become a firm favourite amongst supporters of the former English giants.

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

Clarets interest

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

Done deal?

Reports last week claimed that the Clarets had seen a bid of £15 million rejected by Leeds, though further updates this morning suggest that a renegotiation has seen the Championship side agree to a deal on these terms, with the addition of performance-related bonuses.

Several outlets have even gone as far as to insist that Wood’s move to Turf Moor will be announced ‘within the next 48 hours.’

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