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The Covert Agent: Aiden O'Neill nearing Central Coast Mariners loan move

5:46 AM GMT+4 27/07/2018
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Goal's resident spy reveals the Burnley midfielder might be heading to the Central Coast next season

Burnley midfielder Aiden O'Neill is close to securing a loan move to the Central Coast Mariners next season as the young Australian looks to secure game time. 

The Covert Agent can reveal a potential loan could be confirmed within the next week as Mike Mulvey continues to strengthen last season's wooden spooners.

O'Neill moved to Burnley in 2014 and has since made five senior appearances for the club as well as enjoying loans to League One clubs Oldham Athletic and Fleetwood Town.

The 20-year-old made 27 appearances for Fleetwood last season and was also called up to Australia's U23 side earlier this year for the AFC Championship.

Should O'Neill make the move to the Central Coast he'd fill a void left by Daniel De Silva, who this week joined Sydney FC on loan after a complicated departure .

The Covert Agent can reveal the Mariners have pocketed a $160,000 loan fee for De Silva from Italian side Roma as a result of ongoing ties with the player.

Mulvey has been busy since joining Central Coast  making nine additions to the senior squad  and is involved in ongoing negotiations to land Usain Bolt on trial.