Why Man City will benefit from Newcastle United move for Burnley & England ace

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Newcastle United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford - and Manchester City are set to benefit.

The Magpies are looking to bolster their goalkeeping options this summer with Loris Karuis leaving, Celtic-linked Martin Dubravka’s future uncertain and Nick Pope having only just returned from a long-term injury.

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The 21-year-old was signed by Burnley from Manchester City last summer and was a regular for the majority of the season before being dropped for Arijanet Muric for the final weeks of the season as Vincent Kompany’s side battled unsuccessfully against relegation.

And should a deal be agreed in the coming weeks and months, then City would benefit if Trafford does move to St James’ Park - or elsewhere.

The Clarets could be set to make their money back on Trafford as, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Newcastle have agreed personal terms with the youngster and are preparing a £15million bid plus add-ons. Any transfer would see Man City receive 20% as part of a sell-on clause.

Romano tweeted: “Understand Newcastle have agreed personal terms with James Trafford as priority option to become new goalkeeper.

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“New proposal to Burnley expected soon, in the region of £15m with add-ons based on performances. Man City will receive 20% of the fee from Burnley.”

Burnley are understood to be looking for around £20million for Trafford in total. The transfer window in England opens on Friday, June 14 and runs until August 30.

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