According to a recent report in The Sun on Sunday (13/1; page 59), Burnley are considering a potential bid for Derby County’s Jayden Bogle.
The report in The Sun adds that the Rams would want £8 million for their talented right-back, with Burnley excited by his potential as they weigh up whether to make a major offer for the teenager.
Bogle has established himself as the club’s number one right-back this season, replacing Gary Rowett signing Andre Wisdom.
The 18-year-old is new to competitive football. He has taken to the rigours of the Championship like a duck to water and Derby supporters are excited by his burgeoning talent.
The Rams have let their most talented players leave to join Premier League clubs in recent years. Jeff Hendrick and Matej Vydra joining Burnley, for instance. The one which stands out most, however, was midfielder Will Hughes’ departure.
The England U21 international joined Watford for a reported £8 million fee in 2017 (BBC). It was figure which was a real slap in the face for Derby fans considering his natural ability and popularity at Pride Park.
Hughes, 23, has since started 28 top-flight games for the Hornets, with the side currently placed in the top 10.
Jayden Bogle comparisons with Norwich City’s Max Aarons
Derby must learn from that fiasco, and Frank Lampard’s side ought to take a leaf out of Norwich City’s book and how they have seemingly dealt with speculation over their right-back Max Aarons.
Aarons, 19, is another who has broken through to first-team level at the Canaries this season. He has since reportedly attracted the interest from Premier League duo Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal (the Mirror).
Norwich, however, rate the player at £15 million according to the report in the Mirror. Their reported stance of not entertaining any offers for him this month also suggests they would probably hold out for even higher.
Aarons and Bogle have both started 22 league games this season, and the Derby academy graduate even outperforms the Norwich ace in certain areas with a higher number of tackles, clearances, pass percentage and key passes per game (Whoscored).
Frank Lampard has a potential jewel on his hands. He must not repeat former Derby manager Rowett’s mistake by allowing him to leave on the cheap.