Iron accept Paterson bid
Scunthorpe striker Martin Paterson is to discuss a move to Burnley after the two clubs agreed a fee.
Last Updated: 21/06/08 10:45pm
Scunthorpe United striker Martin Paterson is to discuss a move to Burnley after the two clubs agreed a fee.
Paterson is looking to quit Scunthorpe following the club's relegation to League One and recently saw a transfer request turned down.
Burnley have spent the past few weeks chasing the Northern Ireland forward and had previously had two bids rejected.
A first offer of £400,000 was knocked back, as was a subsequently improved bid, but the two clubs have now reached an agreement.
The Iron have confirmed that a fee of £1.3million has been accepted, while there is also a 20 per cent sell-on clause in the deal.
The 21-year-old has now been granted permission to negotiate personal terms with Burnley over the coming days.
Paterson scored 14 goals for Scunthorpe last season after arriving from Stoke City and had been unhappy with the club's decision to reject his request to leave.
However, he could now replace Kyle Lafferty at Turf Moor after his fellow Northern Ireland frontman moved to Rangers in a £3million-plus transfer earlier this week.