Linfield forward Aaron Burns set for move to League Two with Crawley Town
Linfield forward Aaron Burns is closing in a move to League Two, the Belfast Telegraph understands.
The 25-year-old was recently transfer listed at Windsor Park but is now closing in on a transfer to Crawley Town. Former Linfield manager Warren Feeney is currently Assistant Manager of the club. Ex Liverpool star Harry Kewell is the boss. Kewell spent time in Northern Ireland for his coaching badges in 2014 and was a visitor at Linfield training sessions when Feeney was the manager.
Rumours had linked the player with a move to Ballymena, Coleraine, Glenavon or Larne but it seems he could be close to a move across the water. Coleraine were last week understood to have agreed a fee with Linfield and were hoping to agree personal terms with the player.
From being dumped by @OfficialBlues to full time football in England. Sources telling me Aaron Burns is on the verge of a move to League Two @crawleytown . Just a few things to sort out and the deal is complete. Big move for Aaron. #GAWA— Paul Ferguson (@PaulFergusonSL) January 24, 2018
Burns has made 273 appearances during two spells with Linfield, scoring 91 goals in the process.
At the start of the month, he was made available for transfer after the Blues signed attackers Kurtis Byrne and Achille Campion (on loan).
Manager David Healy said: "I want to make our supporters aware that I met with Aaron Burns tonight and advised him that he would not be offered a contract at the end of the season. Furthermore, he would be available to offers from other clubs during the remainder of the January transfer window."
Crawley Town are currently 12th in League Two.
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