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Burnley star on £30k-a-week declared bankrupt due to unpaid bills

Burnley star on £30k-a-week declared bankrupt due to unpaid bills

A Burnley star earning £30k-a-week has been declared bankrupt due to unpaid bills.

A Burnley star paid £30k-a-week has been declared bankrupt due to unpaid bills, according to reports.

Charlie Taylor has been a Burnley player since 2017 making over 200 appearances for The Clarets including 17 this season in their first season back in the Premier League.

The former Leeds United man has established himself as a key player this season despite almost leaving Turf Moor last summer and returning to Elland Road.

His current contract with the Lancashire outfit runs out in 2024, and securing a new deal isn't his only worry at the moment.

According to The Mail, despite taking home £30k-a-week Taylor was issued with a bankruptcy order last year due to unpaid bills.

The 30-year-old left-back has declined to comment but as per the report the missed payments were down to an administrative error rather than serious financial problems.

The debt has since been settled and an application is close to being granted for the bankruptcy to be annulled.

Despite earning thousands a week, bankruptcy amongst footballers isn't actually that uncommon.

Due to the early age of retirement for footballers, many go on to experience financial problems later in their life.

Some are fortunate enough to go into coaching or punditry, but for others finding another jobs is sometimes necessary.

The PFA are addressing this by providing financial education to all pros under the age of 21 and referring players to financial advisors.

Despite his issues off the field, Taylor is still putting in performances for Vincent Kompany's side.

His only goal this season came in a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth, but if he continues consistently playing then he could be offered a new contract.

However, if a deal isn't signed soon he will be free to talk to other clubs and Burnley could lose him for nothing in the summer.

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Topics: Burnley, Premier League, Vincent Kompany