Burnley partners with young player scouting and funding app Nordensa

April 30 – Premier League Burnley have announced an agreement with football talent platform Nordensa, which allows fans to discover and financially support trials of young talent from across the world via an app. 

Burnley are the first Premier League club to enter an agreement with Nordensa as an Official Scouting Partner.

Nordensa combines technology and data analysis to spot and enlist talent across the world, already vetted by the platform’s team of Premier League and Bundesliga scouts.

The platform helped generate the signing of the world’s first ever fan-backed footballer to a European club last year. They say their method of scouting gives fans an “unprecedented element of ownership and decision-making power”.

The deal has the potential to spark a scouting revolution if it pays off, with more clubs likely to follow Burnley’s example if the partnership bears fruits.

The value and length of the partnership remains undisclosed.

Alan Pace, owner of Burnley, said: “I’m pleased to announce our collaboration with Nordensa, as we continue to find innovative ways to discover exciting player talent.

“As a football club, we are passionate about developing young talent and the unique way Nordensa is connecting fans and players is very exciting. I’m looking forward to collaborating with Nordensa and seeing further fan-backed footballers make their mark on the game.”

Adrian Docea, CEO and Founder at Nordensa, said: “To have the club sharing in our vision to give over 5 billion passionate fans a real shot at meaningful involvement in football is not something that we take for granted, and so we’re continuing to work our mission to reach as many people as possible and give them the opportunity to change a young footballer’s life in the real world. That kind of power in the hands of the fans is not only extremely rewarding in itself; we believe it is also the future of the sport.”

Currently sat in 19th place in the Premer League on just 24 points, the Clarets are two points away from safety with three games to play in the three-way relegation scrap between themselves, Luton Town and Nottingham Forest which will only see one club survive. Sheffield United are already relegated.

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