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Burnley: Clarets set to sign Connor Roberts

Burnley appear close to signing their sixth player of the summer as Connor Roberts looks set to join Sean Dyche’s side from Swansea City.

What’s the word?

According to The Athletic‘s Stuart James, the Clarets have agreed a deal with Swansea for the Wales international and he will sign today, with the Championship side keen to cash in on him as his contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

Dyche’s team have already brought in Nathan Collins and Maxwel Cornet for transfer fees this summer, whilst Jacob Bedeau, Wayne Hennessey and Aaron Lennon have joined on free transfers, so Roberts should be the sixth new face through the door at Turf Moor in this transfer window.

Will Roberts be a good signing?

Roberts has been an ever-present in Swansea’s side in recent seasons, making 152 appearances in total for the south Wales club, in which he has contributed an impressive 11 goals and 15 assists.

The Wales international is also capable of playing further forward down the right-hand side, so he will be a versatile option for Dyche to have in his squad this season.

The Burnley manager currently has just Matt Lowton and 36-year-old Phil Bardsley as right-back options in his squad, so it is no surprise that he has sought to strengthen in that position, and Roberts could be a great addition at Turf Moor.

The 25-year-old was in fine form for club and country last season, contributing five goals and seven assists for Swansea in 48 appearances as they reached the play-off final, whilst he also scored for Wales in their memorable win against Turkey at the European Championship in June.

Former Swansea boss Steve Cooper was full of praise for Roberts last season, saying: “Connor has caught the eye with the goal and rightly so. He is doing great, we are so happy with him, and he just needs to keep it going.”

He added: “Ryan crossed for the goal and Connor scored, and we have seen similar things when Jake Bidwell has played. He did it well, and hopefully, we can keep it going.

“Our wing-backs show massive desire to get up and down the flanks every game, they want to leave everything out there for the cause.”

Therefore, he can perhaps offer a more attacking alternative to Lowton down the right-hand side for Burnley this season, and Clarets fans will no doubt be delighted to hear that the 25-year-old is set to join the club.

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