Burnley are not interested in Swansea City defender Connor Roberts despite reports to the contrary, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The 25-year-old was a key player in the Swans’ run to the play-off final in 2020/21 – featuring in 48 of their 49 Championship games while adding five goals and seven assists.
Roberts’ impressive form earned him a place in the Wales starting XI for Euro 2020 and he has since been linked with a move to the Premier League.
The Daily Mail reported yesterday that Burnley were targetting the Welshman, who has one year left on his current deal at the Liberty Stadium.
However, Nixon has now claimed that the Clarets are in fact not interested in the 25-year-old.
A product of the Swans academy, Roberts established himself in the side in the 2018/19 campaign and has been a key player during Steve Cooper’s two-year tenure.
The Wales international was forced off during his side’s round of 16 defeat to Denmark and we’re yet to discover the full extent of his groin injury.
With his current deal set to expire next summer, the South Wales club will face a serious decision concerning the right wing-back should a significant offer be made during the current window.
The defender is not a player that Cooper will want to see leave, however, sources informed Football League World back in April that the club were preparing to lose him if they didn’t secure promotion in the 2020/21 campaign.
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Nixon is a reliable source when it comes to the transfer market, so this update should provide some relief to Swans supporters – though it may just be temporary.
They won’t want to see Roberts leave after three impressive seasons but it seems as though the club feel he could be set to depart this summer.
Having seen top scorer Andre Ayew depart and with Cooper linked away, losing the 25-year-old would certainly be a blow but the risk of losing him for nothing is surely too great.
It may not be from Burnley but you’d expect there to be further interest in Roberts this summer.