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Chris Wood can score all types of goals, says Sean Dyche

by 21/08/2017 20:10:00 0 comments 1 Views
  • Chris Wood has completed his £15m move from Leeds United to Burnley
  • Striker will sign a four-year contract worth in the region of £35,000-a-week
  • He ruled himself out of Leeds' win at Sunderland on Saturday amid the interest 

By Press Association

Published: 20:10 EDT, 21 August 2017 | Updated: 20:10 EDT, 21 August 2017

Sean Dyche does not expect Burnley's record signing Chris Wood to be burdened by his £15million fee as he thinks such sums are inconsequential to players in today's market.

The Clarets broke their transfer record for the fourth time in a year when buying Wood from Sky Bet Championship club Leeds in a deal that could eventually be worth around £17m with add-ons.

It might be considered a significant outlay for a 25-year-old who, despite a haul of 27 Championship goals last season, is yet to make a Premier League start.

Chris Wood has left Leeds United and signed for Burnley in a deal worth £15million

However, Dyche has no concerns over the impact it will have on Wood in a summer where Neymar's world-record £200m switch to Paris St Germain raised the bar for eye-watering fees.

'Fees can swerve your judgement but it's not about that with these players now,' Dyche argued.

'Fees are irrelevant. They're crazy. Fees are all over the place. It's more about the players.

'I'm more interested in the players. You remember when people used to ask, 'Is it hard carrying that price tag around?' That doesn't exist any more, because everyone's got a massive price tag.

 The New Zealand star was left out of the Leeds squad at the weekend ahead of the move
 The New Zealand star was left out of the Leeds squad at the weekend ahead of the move

 The New Zealand star was left out of the Leeds squad at the weekend ahead of the move

'Ten years ago people used to say, 'He's signed for a record fee, it must be really hard'.

'Every player has a record fee now. You ring about any player and they go, '£20million'. Everyone's £20million. So everyone's got a price tag on their head.

'Those days have gone. I think it's changed. I really mean it. Someone was saying that it's the fifth time we've broken our record (in Dyche's time at the club). It doesn't really make a story now.

'The psychology for players has changed. They can just get playing now.

Wood - who scored 30 goals for Leeds last season - will earn £35,000-a-week with the Clarets
Wood - who scored 30 goals for Leeds last season - will earn £35,000-a-week with the Clarets

Wood - who scored 30 goals for Leeds last season - will earn £35,000-a-week with the Clarets

'Neymar bagged a couple the other night, didn't he? He went for a couple of quid.'

Burnley have had a succession of successful strikers in recent years, from Jay Rodriguez through to Charlie Austin, Danny Ings, Andre Gray and Sam Vokes.

Dyche revealed he is excited about adding Wood to his current group and revealed his all-round ability was one of his biggest attractions.

'It's his ability to score different types of goals,' Dyche added.

'I think that's always an effective weapon. He can score long strikes, headers, he can nick one, bundle one, that's a good thing for a striker.

'He's played up there a lot on his own and has done that well as well. I think he adds to the blend of strikers.

'I like our group of strikers here and I've liked all of them since I've been here, they've all been effective in different ways.' 

 

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