Paterson open to Clarets move
Martin Paterson is open to a move to Burnley, according to the Scunthorpe striker's agent.
Last Updated: 30/05/08 1:05pm
Martin Paterson is open to a move to Burnley, according to the Scunthorpe United striker's agent.
Burnley have already had two bids for the Northern Ireland international rejected by Scunthorpe after upping their original offer of £400,000.
Paterson scored 13 goals in the Championship last season and is keen to stay in the second tier following the Iron's relegation.
Scunthorpe are determined to hang on to the 21-year-old, who joined from Stoke City last summer, but his agent Gary Mellor admits a move to Turf Moor is tempting.
"Martin has heard about the interest in the media," said Mellor in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
"He would love to stay and play his football in the Championship and Burnley's a good club, so we will see how things develop.
"Martin has loved playing for Scunthorpe.
"When he signed for Scunthorpe, ahead of a number of other clubs, one of the reasons was that the chairman said he wouldn't stand in his way of progressing.
"No-one has contacted us to say anything on the bids, but we have noted Scunthorpe's comments.
"Martin has asked to see me this week to discuss the situation as he's got a year left on his contract and has a chance, it would appear, to stay in the Championship."