IRELAND'S NEWEST superstar Nathan Collins is being linked with a move away from Burnley to another Premier League club this summer.
The Ireland centre back joined Stoke at 15, made his first team debut at the age of 17, captained the side at 18, and was a regular at 19.
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Soon after Collins (21) joined Premier League club Burnley in 2021 for an undisclosed fee. The Kildare native signed a four-year contract with the club.
According to reports from The Sun a host of topflight clubs are set to be looking at signing the 6ft 4in' defender.
The clubs mentioned are Aston Villa, Leeds and Newcastle United, Arsenal, Brighton, Wolves and Leicester.
According to the outlet 'Collins is in line to become the most expensive Irish player of all time this summer'. The reported fee that Burnley are set to look for is £40million
If Burnley agree to sell Collins, the fee is expected to break the 14-year-old record set when Liverpool bought Robbie Keane from Tottenham. That was £19m in 2008
"It has been reported in England that Burnley are seeking £40m for Collins but there is little prospect of them obtaining that for a player who cost them just £12m a year ago," add The Sun. "Initial bids are likely to start below £19m... but they will almost certainly be rebuffed. It is thought an offer of at least £20m will be needed."
Back in 2021 it was reported that Manchester United ‘s technical director Darren Fletcher, his former Stoke teammate recommended him to the club.
Collins made the move to Burnley, but if reports are anything to go then we could see Collins playing for Premier League team again soon rather than later.