Premier League Burnley plan January swoop for Middlesbrough ace

Jonathan Woodgate.Jonathan Woodgate.
Jonathan Woodgate.
Premier League Burnley are keeping tabs on promising Middlesbrough defender Nathan Wood.

The Northern Echo claim Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been monitoring Wood “closely” and they report Burnley sent a senior scouting delegation to watch the 17-year-old in action as England Under-18s claimed a 3-2 win over Australia.

Wood signed his first professional deal earlier this summer.

Jonathan Woodgate is a long-term admirer of the central defender but Boro could have a fight to keep his services in January.