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19-08-2020 | 15:20 Football
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"Got to learn" - Burnley boss Sean Dyche gives his honest verdict on Leicester City transfer approach

Leicester City have been linked with a summer move for Burnley youngster Dwight McNeil. His boss Sean Dyche has accepted that the winger will soon be off to better things. The England Under-21 international has been subject to speculation linking him with moves to Wolves, Juventus, AC Milan. Burnley boss Dyche has admitted that the player will, eventually, "forge his way to times bigger than” Turf Moor, he told the Burnley Express, as he explained exactly why some of Europe's "bigger" clubs are so keen on his talent. Dyche said: "I think, against some of the young players at some of the superpower clubs going into teams, he does have to work both ways - that's the team we are, he knows that. He's got to learn all parts of the game, and that's brilliant for young player development. "A lot of young players now know one thing, not the other, often attack-minded, but he's having to learn both, and doing a great job of it. That will create a very rounded player, and he's very honest with his work ethic, and also very talented and finding a healthy balance." McNeil made more tackles last season in 38 games (47), than Jack Grealish has in 70 top-flight appearances in total (45), and had 27 clearances to Grealish's total of 17, with 11 headed clearances to six. He continued: "It is certainly a massive benefit for young players to learn how to do that. When you are young, to find consistency in your performances across a number of games is difficult. "People forget there is a consistency within a performance, doing the right things as much as you can all of the time. It is something that often comes with maturity where, if it is not going to be your day to be the main man, still do the bit for the team that counts. He added: "I think that is what Dwight is learning to do."  Source: LeicesterMercury

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