5 Man City kids Vincent Kompany could target for new club Burnley including £9m striker

Vincent Kompany, a former Manchester City captain, is now the manager of Championship side Burnley. He will be planning an immediate return to Premier League next season.

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Vincent Kompany’s interview for his first job as Burnley manager

Vincent Kompany is taking over at Burnley, his first managerial role in English football.

As a player, the Belgian was a club legend at Manchester City. He won 11 cups there. The club even unveiled a statue in his honor last year.

As he takes over the Clarets, he must prove his worth in the dugout. After returning to the Championship in the past two months, the appointment of his successor signals a new start for the club.

Kompany’s recruitment will be the focus of attention. One avenue that could immediately appeal to Kompany is the loan route, specifically through his contacts at former club City. Here, Mirror Football Five youngsters are considered eligible to be loaned out to Turf Moor for the next term.

Gavin Bazunu

Gavin Bazunu’s impressive performance during his year-long stay at Portsmouth was last season.

Bazunu, Republic of Ireland goalkeeper has been a huge success in two different loan spells. While he played 29 times in the 2020-21 season for Rochdale, he really stood out last term at Portsmouth, which was also in League One.

He scored 16 clean sheets in Pompey, which is more than any other stopper last season. And he is already double-digits for Ireland caps.

Although he was linked to a move to a Premier League team, surely a loan to a Championship side would be the next step. Plus, Burnley will likely need goalkeeping cover since Nick Pope is almost certain leave this summer.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis

Taylor Harwood – Bellis of Manchester could be loaned back next season

Harwood-Bellis, a central defender, spent the first half last season under former City captain Kompany at Anderlecht. After having previously spent time at Blackburn in 2002, Harwood-Bellis made 16 appearances.

It would be logical for Harwood-Bellis to have a chance to reunite, even if it was only for a half season loan. Harwood-Bellis has fans in England and is now a regular player for the Under-21 side. Also, the Clarets’ centre-back position is now vacant due to the departures of James Tarkowski (Ben Mee) and James Tarkowski (Clarets).

Cole Palmer

City’s Cole Palmer achieved his senior breakthrough last term

City’s 20-year old attacker made his debut last season. He played 11 games in all competitions and scored three goals, one of which was in the Champions League.

After February, his chances of success were limited by injuries. His short-term plans for the future are still unclear. A Turf Moor loan switch may be possible, with Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez joining an already impressive cast of forwards at Etihad.

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Tommy Doyle

Tommy Doyle was on two loan spells at Cardiff and Hamburg last season.

Doyle may have been destined for greatness at City, having grandfathers like Mike Doyle or Glyn Pardoe. He has been a part of seven senior matches for City, but he also had two valuable loan stints last season.

While he made a good impression at Hamburg, he spent the first half season there. He was then sent to Championship side Cardiff where he featured more often, scoring twice in 19 games. Doyle is versatile enough to play multiple positions in midfield and could prove crucial if Burnley is able negotiate a temporary contract for him.


City is highly rated for Kayky, a teen striker

Brazilian teen Kayky – who City bought from Fluminense for £9million – endured a sobering introduction to English football back in October. He was a substitute for City Under-21 at Rotherham in an EFL Trophy game, but the score was goalless.

City went on to lose 5-0. The 18-year old recovered and made a few appearances from the bench. Although City might plan to keep him there next season, a loan to a Championship club, under the direction of a legend club player, is possible.

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