Burnley want Kacaniklic on permanent deal

Ben Hoskins

Manager Sean Dyche says he may even get his own money out to sign him

Sean Dyche is keen on making Alex Kacaniklic's loan deal at Burnley permanent.

The Swedish international has only played once for his new side, a 1-1 home draw with Barnsley, but, having worked with him before, Dyche is well aware of the technical ability Kacaniklic brings to the table.

But, if attaining an established Premier League winger on loan isn't enough, the Burnley boss has admitted that he'd love to sign the 21 year-old permanently, no matter how unrealistic that proposition may be.

"I'm imagining [signing him] would be unlikely," Dyche told the Burnley Express.

"But if it's not I'd be buzzing. I might even get my own money out to sign him!"

It's hugely unlikely that Fulham would sanction any deal, however. Martin Jol is a keen admirer of the young winger and only allowed him to leave because of the extensive competition for a first team spot on both of Fulham's wings. Ashkan Dejagah, Damien Duff, Kerim Frei, Simon Davies and Urby Emanuelson are all vying for a space.

Jol was also acutely aware of the role Dyche played in Kacaniklic's development while on loan at Watford under the same manager and Dyche himself knows he can continue to help the youngster.

"He's a young talent," he said.

"He's a very good player but he's 30 games or so into his career, so he's got more development to come.

"He's hungry for development and all credit to him."

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