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CHAMPIONSHIP leaders Burnley will take up their option to buy Germany defender Jordan Beyer once they seal promotion.
The Clarets have already agreed a fee with Borussia Moenchengladbach and the on-loan centre-back just needs to help Vincent Kompany’s side back into the top flight for the clause to kick in.
Beyer, 22, has yet to sort out personal terms but that is seen as a formality as he is desperate to play in the Premier League.
Burnley will also make 22-year-old striker Michael Obafemi’s move from Swansea permanent for £3.5million in the summer.
Manchester city legend Kompany has turned the Clarets around as they sit 11 points above second-placed Blackburn.
And in an exclusive interview with SunSport, the defensive legend admitted not even promotion was his target.
He said this month: “The biggest thing I like is a team who scores goals.
“That’s how I approach every phase of play, every situation. I know how difficult it is to have goals in the team.
“I couldn’t have predicted that they were going to be so prolific and that we’d have done quite as well as we have.
“The target was to just have a season where we didn’t entirely collapse after relegation, then improve from there and
“It wasn’t the plan to do it over the course of this season. Burnley is a very patient place.
“We don’t get too involved in the rollercoaster of outside noise. Here we’re in a protective bubble.
“From day one, it’s been just about improvement, making the squad better and more healthy.
“We wanted to get players in that would excite the fans and then be convinced that by the end of it we would become good enough. But the time frame was not this fast!”