Soumaïla Coulibaly’s proposed move to Burnley has collapsed

Soumaila Coulibaly. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Soumaila Coulibaly. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images) /

Soumaïla Coulibaly’s proposed move to Burnley is said to have collapsed due to disagreements between the two clubs over the mandatory purchase clause.

It appears that Soumaïla Coulibaly will not be making the switch to Burnley after all, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that the transfer has now collapsed. The highly rated defender had already completed his medical tests with the newly promoted English Premier League club. But now it looks like the two clubs are not in agreement regarding the proposed mandatory buy clause.

Multiple reports had claimed earlier this month that Borussia Dortmund and Burnley were in agreement over the transfer of Coulibaly. The 19 year old was set to move to Burnley on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy, and the Black and Yellows were due to receive a fee in the region of 17.5 million euros.

Coulibaly has mostly featured for the Borussia Dortmund U-23s since joining the club on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain in 2021. The young centre-back has made just two first-team appearances for BVB so far, with injuries and competition for places limiting his progress.

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Soumaïla Coulibaly reportedly wanted to leave Borussia Dortmund in January due to his lack of playing time in the first-team, but those in charge did not want to let him go then. He has made only one first-team appearance for the club since then – as a substitute in the 3-3 draw against VfB Stuttgart. Now with his proposed move to Burnley reportedly collapsing, it remains to be seen what the future holds for him.