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Burnley cult hero Cornet has escape clause

Burnley midfielder Maxwel Cornet has an escape clause in his contract should they be relegated.

The 25-year-old has been a huge hit for the Clarets since joining the club last August in a club-record £15m move, with the winger putting pen to paper on a four-year deal.

However, Burnley could now be forced to sell him for little more than what they bought him if they fail to beat the drop.

The Athletic reports Cornet has a £17.5m release clause in his contract that will become active if Burnley drop out of the Premier League, which has put a number potential suitors on red alert.

The Turf Moor hierarchy are desperate to keep him, given that the Ivory Coast international is their top scorer this season with eight goals from 24 Premier League appearances.

Mike Jackson's side need just four points from their remaining two games to remain in England's top-flight but face a battle with Everton and Leeds to stay in the division.


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