Preston accept Burnely offer for Treacy

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Updated: July 31, 2011

Burnley have had a bid for Republic of Ireland winger Keith Treacy accepted by Preston

The 22 year old joined Preston in February 2010 from Blackburn but looks set to end his short stint with Phil Brown’s side

Speaking on Preston’s official website chairman Maurice Lindsay revealed that the decision to sell Treacy was crucial to securing the long-term future of the club.

In a statement on the club’s www.pnefc.net, Lindsay said: “We made our manager aware of the fact that we had a significant cash offer from Burnley for Keith.

“A discussion was held with our owner, Mr Trevor Hemmings, who made it quite clear that we needed to seriously consider the offer to assist the cash problems at the club.

“I have personally turned down three offers from Burnley for Keith but their final offer had to be accepted as it will help the owner to lower his investment and keep the club in business. No-one wants to sell players who have any quality, as Keith does, but we are in the harsh reality of trying to stay alive.”

“It was simply that the offer for Keith Treacy, which was all cash upfront, was one that we could not refuse in our present state. “

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