Burnley set to extend top star’s contract to put brakes on West Ham, Wolves, Palace raid

Burnley is poised to exercise the choice of prolonging Josh Brownhill’s contract, as disclosed by sources to TEAMtalk. Despite initial exclusion from the team earlier in the season due to Vincent Kompany’s acquisition of Sander Berge and pairing him with Josh Cullen, the 27-year-old, serving as the club’s vice-captain, swiftly reestablished his position in the squad, emphasizing his significant role. He has arguably been their most consistently impressive player thus far.

However, with Brownhill’s existing contract set to expire at the season’s end, Burnley is mindful of increasing interest from various Premier League clubs eyeing their captain. Crystal Palace, Wolves, West Ham, and Bournemouth are among those closely monitoring the former Manchester United trainee, according to our sources.

Nevertheless, the Clarets possess an option to prolong his tenure at Turf Moor for an additional 12 months, a decision that sources reveal has already been made.

Additionally, it has come to our attention that Kompany is keen on securing a long-term agreement with the midfielder at the club, aiming to deter the escalating interest in the 27-year-old.

There's no talk': Vincent Kompany addresses Josh Brownhill's Burnley future amid West Ham & Wolves speculation

New Brownhill deal is a must for Kompany and Burnley

Brownhill’s significance to Burnley is immense, a fact not lost on Kompany. Having spent five seasons at the club, Brownhill played a pivotal part in Burnley’s ascent from the Championship last season and is highly respected as one of the team’s key figures in the dressing room.

While Kompany’s team struggles at the bottom of the Premier League with only four points from their initial 12 matches, Brownhill has contributed two crucial Premier League goals. His role in their fight for survival is expected to be pivotal.

In light of this, Kompany has emphasized to Burnley’s board the necessity of safeguarding against the possibility of losing Brownhill in the upcoming January transfer window. A contract clause has been established to maintain his value, albeit temporarily. However, the club is actively seeking to extend this agreement to secure his valuation and prevent a similar situation in the future.

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