Burnley’s Bailey Peacock-Farrell admitted he chose a move to Danish side Aarhus over other sides in England for the ‘exciting’ opportunity’ it presented.
The 26-year-old was second choice to Aro Muric for much of last season and the Clarets have further reinforced the goalkeeping department this summer with the addition of James Trafford and Lawrence Vigouroux. That has pushed him further down the pecking order.
It is therefore not a surprise to see the goalkeeper move on loan to Danish team Aarhus for the upcoming campaign in a bid for game time. Given that the Northern Ireland international’s contract is up next year, there is the potential he has played his last game for the Clarets.
Sheffield Wednesday had been linked with bringing Peacock-Farrell back to Hillsborough. The stopper spent the 2021/22 season at the Owls and played 47 games in that time as he become the Yorkshire club’s first-choice goalkeeper.
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Peacock-Farrell admits he did have options to head to other sides in England amid links with the Owls, but explained why he has opted to move to Denmark for the upcoming campaign. A desire to try something new was chief among those reasons and that it was a ‘no-brainer’ decision to come to.
Speaking to the club’s YouTube channel: “It was an exciting opportunity. I had some options elsewhere in England and when I looked, I thought it was a great opportunity to come here and try something new. A different experience, a culture, a new league and ultimately test myself and better myself. It was a no-brainer to come here.
“My ambition, like every goalkeeper, is to play as many games as possible. Ultimately I’m going to come here and train hard and integrate with the group and work hard on the pitch, and in the end, it’s up to the manager to decide.
“It’s a new day today. Meeting loads of new faces and new players and ultimately get to grips with how football is over here. It’s a different football, so that in itself is really exciting.”
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