Date: 23rd April 2009 at 9:49am
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The Daily Record today reports that Burnley are interested in bringing 30 year old Aberdeen midfielder, Scot Severin to Turf Moor.

Although classed as a defensive midfielder the Scottish International is more of a utility player and has played at centre back, right back and up front as a striker for both Aberdeen and his previous club, Hearts. He has even played between the sticks in the final few minutes as a stand-in goalkeeper for Hearts in a match against Rangers!

Severin started his professional career with Hearts in 1997 but decided to join Aberdeen in July 2004 after his contract at the Edinburgh club expired.

He signed a new three-and-a-half year contract at Pittodrie in December 2005 so this is now due to expire this Summer.

The Scot with 14 caps for his country now looks set to leave Pittodrie at the end of the season because it is understood the Dons cannot afford to offer him a new contract.

This is not the first time we have been linked with this player. He certainly looks a good bet for a small squad in view of the positions he can play, but do we really need another midfielder and if we get promotion to the Premier League would an unproven 30-year old struggle at this level?