According to a tweet by Alan Nixon, Burnley have seen a £7 million bid turned down for Derby County right-back Jayden Bogle. Fellow Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion are also said to be keen.
While there is no guarantee the reports are substantial, Bogle’s form will prompt speculation.
The 18-year-old came through the Derby County youth ranks and was fast-tracked into the first-team this season. Manager Frank Lampard has opted to give youth a chance, unlike his predecessor Gary Rowett.
Bogle came in due to Andre Wisdom’s lack of form, and he has made that right-back slot his own. Over the course of the season, he has just been getting better and better.
Now, with eight games left of the season, Bogle has become a key player in Derby’s bid for the playoffs. The Rams currently sit in sixth spot, reclaiming a playoff place after a 6-1 thrashing of Rotherham United.
How Jayden Bogle has taken the Championship by storm:
Bogle has licence to attack from his fullback position, and he has become a weapon from deep for the Rams. No teenager has more Championship assists than Bogle’s five this term, an incredible stat for a defender.
The speedy right-back over the past four games has created 11 chances and posted 18 tackles. He is dominating at both ends of the pitch, and supporters must be delighted with his progress at Pride Park.
Derby have over the years produced some excellent talent. In recent seasons, academy duo Will Hughes and Jeff Hendrick have both left and now flourish in the Premier League.
Bogle has the potential to star in the top-flight, but the Rams can’t make the same mistake they made with Will Hughes. The talented midfielder was sold for a paltry initial £4.5 million – way under his true valuation.
With Lampard in charge, Bogle will continue to get plenty of first-team opportunities and next season the likes of Luke Thomas and Max Bird could also join him in breaking through.