Burnley lodge 'shock bid' for ex-Town forward Twine

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Burnley lodge 'shock bid' for ex-Town forward Twine as bidding war begins
Burnley lodge 'shock bid' for ex-Town forward Twine as bidding war begins

FORMER Premier League side Burnley have reportedly joined the race for ex-Swindon Town forward Scott Twine.

Vincent Kompany's men are said to have made a “shock £4 million bid” for the attacking midfielder, according to a Patreon article by football reporter Alan Nixon.

However, according to Nixon, the Turf Moor club faces competition from Hull City and another unnamed side for Twine's signature.

Adver Sport had previously reported that up to seven Premier League and Championship clubs had Twine's name on their shortlist of summer targets.

West Ham United and Nottingham Forest were the only Premier League clubs on the list, while the likes of Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough, and Stoke City represented the Championship interest.

Nixon added that both Burnley and Hull are wary of further interest in Twine, while Milton Keynes Dons are thought to be resigned to losing their star man after they failed in the League One play-offs via defeat to Wycombe Wanderers over two legs.

The Swindon-born striker left the County Ground at the end of his contract last summer before signing a "long-term deal" at Stadium:MK as the Buckinghamshire outfit was ordered to pay Town £300,000 for the forward.

Twine went on to be named League One Player of the Season courtesy of scoring 20 goals and 13 assists as Milton Keynes Dons narrowly missed out on automatic promotion.

The 22-year-old has continued to see his stock rise since heading out on loan to Newport County at the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

Beginning that season at Rodney Parade and ending it attempting to help Swindon stave off relegation to League Two, Twine scored 14 goals and created nine others in 49 outings.

With a 20 per cent sell-on clause in Twine's MK contract, Swindon's hierarchy will be watching the current bidding war with interest.

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