After being called back from his loan at Union Berlin, David Datro Fofana is reportedly headed to Burnley for the second half of the season.
A year after his £11 million transfer from Molde, it is imperative that this move succeeds since he wasted six months in the Bundesliga (ESPN).
Given that Burnley is fighting relegation and won’t be worrying about developing players for other teams, it appears to be a hazardous decision. In each game, they will select the eleven that provides them the best chance of winning. Therefore, Fofana has to start playing right away or take a chance on sitting out more games.
They’ve only scored 20 goals so far this season, which highlights their need for improvement but also suggests he won’t have many opportunities.
The good news is that he could push his way in because they don’t have any standout strikers. If he does, it will be a worthwhile experience playing in the Premier League. Thus, perhaps the risk is worthwhile.