The Ligue Une dynamo has been likened to a World Cup Winner

Burnley are closing in on the signature of Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria.

The Daily Mail reports that the Clarets have held talks with the Ligue 1 side Angers over a move for 25 year old Santamaria, for around £12 million.

As a player, he has been compared to Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, and like the Frenchman, Santamaria stands out for his knack of breaking up opposition attacks and has a good ball-winning record playing in a midfield anchor position.

He’s also quite handy on the ball with an average pass completion rate of over 80%.

Aston Villa, Everton, and Leicester are all in the mix for his signature, but Turf Moor seems his most likely destination at the moment.

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