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Burnley lining up move for reported Spurs target Nathan Wood

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This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…

Burnley are lining up a £9m bid for Middlesbrough defender Nathan Wood, who is also wanted by Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, per The Sun.

What’s the word?

The 17-year-old has already made four appearances for the Championship club’s senior team.

A centre-back, Wood became the club’s youngest-ever player when he featured in an EFL Cup tie against Peterborough.

Capped at Under-18 level by England, numerous clubs want Wood, The Sun reports, but Burnley are said to be leading the chase.

Sean Dyche’s side could now make a bid for the teenager in the January transfer window.

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A promising talent

Wood seems like he could be an excellent talent.

Already thriving at Boro, his next career move will be telling and could be informative as to his profile.

A move to Spurs or Arsenal is obviously the kind of move that would appeal to a young player.

But the pathway would be blocked at both clubs; a switch to Burnley would perhaps see his development accelerate and bring his Premier League debut that much closer.

Time will tell which choice he makes.

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