Cardiff City and Norwich City are set to rival Premier League outfit Burnley for the signature of Motherwell defender Ben Heneghan, according to The Sun.
The 23-year-old began his youth career at Everton before moving to Stoke City in 2012, although it was at Chester where he began his senior adventure, earning his debut for the club against Braintree Town in August 2014.
He went on to play 84 times for the side before earning a move north of the border to Motherwell last year, where he has since gone from strength-to-strength with 43 appearances for the Scottish side, helping them to ninth place in the top-flight last term, three points clear of the relegation zone.
And his fine form for the Steelmen, a campaign which saw him miss just one league game, has attracted interest from those in England, with Championship duo Cardiff and Norwich reportedly set to battle with Sean Dyche’s Burnley to land the Englishman.
Neil Warnock will be hoping to take his Bluebirds side above their 12th place finish next term in his first full season in charge in South Wales, yet having conceded 61 goals last time round, he’ll be looking at defenders like Heneghan who can come in and solidify his backline.
As will Norwich chief Daniel Farke, who takes over the reins at Carrow Road, and will lead a side that conceded a staggering 69 goals into next season’s campaign knowing that a repeat of that won’t see them battling for promotion come May.
And with Burnley also thought to be interested, it very much remains to be seen where the talented Heneghan is playing his trade come August.
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