Birmingham City linked with ambitious move for the £4m ace Vincent Kompany rates

Birmingham City are being linked with an ambitious swoop for Burnley midfielder Scott Twine – but Championship clubs are also queuing up for the 24-year-old.

Twine spent last season on loan at Hull City and Bristol City and he could leave Burnley on a permanent basis this summer. However, any decision on Twine’s future is likely to be made once Burnley have appointed a new manager following Vincent Kompany’s move to Bayern Munich.

The Sun claims that Blues, despite their League One status, are keen to sign Twine. The report adds that Bristol City and Sunderland are also in the race for the midfielder.

Twine cancelled his loan at Hull to join the Robins midway through last season and scored twice in 10 appearances under Liam Manning, who also managed him at MK Dons in 2021/22.

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His first season at Burnley was injury-hit but Twine did make some important contributions as the Clarets stormed to the Championship title. In January 2023, he scored a stunning free-kick to seal a late comeback victory over West Bromwich Albion, much to the delight of Kompany.

Kompany said: “One of the players behind me said it should have been a penalty but I said, ‘for Twiney, it is a penalty’, because he’s scored so many of those in the years he has been a professional. It felt like it was a really big opportunity to have him behind the ball at that moment.”

In a conversation about Twine a few months later, Kompany added: “Obviously he knows he’s preparing for another bigger jump next year, so I think he’s in the mode where if you finish strongly, I think he’ll feel confident for next season as well to be able to get to the levels he needs to be at, but in terms of the levels of talent there’s no doubt, he’s very talented.”

Burnley are thought to have paid around £4million to sign Twine from MK Dons in 2022. He has two years remaining on his contract at Turf Moor.

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