This week, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and CJ Egan-Riley of Manchester City will officially become a part of the Burnley squad.
After playing for the City icon at Anderlecht, Harwood-Bellis will join the Clarets on a season-long loan and team up with their new manager Vincent Kompany once more.
When Egan-contract Riley’s with the Etihad expires tomorrow, a permanent agreement will be made to transfer him to Turf Moor. The city is owed money for Egan-Riley, and it appears the two clubs have reached an understanding in order to prevent a tribunal from deciding the amount.
last season, he earned three first-team appearances. But given that he wants to play frequently in the Championship, the chance to train with Kompany seemed tempting.
Despite playing the whole 90 minutes against Wycombe in the Carabao Cup and Sporting in the Champions League, Egan-Riley only saw action for three minutes of the 5-0 triumph over Newcastle in the Premier League last season.
Although he has only participated in just three senior-level contests, Kompany’s substantial Turf Moor renovation project will give him the opportunity to establish himself at Burnley the following season.
When he signed with Burnley, Harwood-Bellis will be going on loan to a fourth team after spending the second part of the previous season with East Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers, Anderlecht, and Stoke City.