Jonathan Walters expects to leave Burnley this summer
By Tony Tighe
Last Updated: 24/05/18 8:26pm
Burnley forward Jonathan Walters says he is available for transfer after holding talks with manager Sean Dyche.
The Republic of Ireland international joined the Clarets from Stoke City for £3m last July but made just five appearances in his debut season, the last of those coming against Manchester City in the FA Cup on January 6.
Walters underwent knee surgery later that month but has been unable to break into the Burnley team since returning to full fitness.
"I've been fit for a while and in squads, but not picked," said the 34-year-old, who has been included in Ireland's squad for the games against France on Monday and United States on June 2.
"I can't moan too much, the team are doing ever so well, but I've spoken to the manager and I'm available to go if needs be.
"I've got to assess it and see what's there."
Walters says his conversation with Dyche was "pretty straightforward" but wants to put his club future to one side as he attempts to add to his 51 Ireland caps in their upcoming friendlies.
"I'm looking forward to getting out and playing these games," he said. "It's so frustrating when you're just sitting there and not playing.
"You train all week and to not be involved at the weekend is tough."