Burnley FC have emerged as late players in the tussle for Alan Smith’s signature after it emerged the 30 year old may be on his way out of St. James’ Park this summer despite Alan Pardew hopeful he can keep hold of him.
The former Manchester United front man is also an apparent target of Leeds United and although a section of fans would prefer he did not return, the majority would like to seem him in the white shirt once more. Smith first played for Leeds United from 1998 to 2004 picking up 172 appearances and scoring 38 goals for the club but moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2004 after relegation hit the Elland Road club.
With the possibility of Smith being available this summer, Burnley FC are also keen on the striker as they look to get back into the Premiership after a brief stint at the top during 2009-2010’s campaign.
With neither club yet to make an official approach, enquiries regarding his availability are being made and with Smith also adaptable to the midfield role a move to either could very much be on the cards although his old club Leeds are considered favourites.