THE last two years may have been lean in terms of goals for Nathan Burns, but the quality of the Blayney striker has not been forgotten.
Burns parted ways with J-League Club Tokyo FC last month, his association coming to an end after scoring three goals in 26 appearances.
But now Burns is back on the market, there are a number of clubs interested in the man with 24 Socceroos caps.
Amongst those clubs who would love to have Burns on the roster are two A-League outfits he has previously represented – the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United.
Newcastle, with whom Burns played 12 games on loan in season 2013-14, are hunting for someone to replace striker Aleksandr Kokko.
Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna said he would like to have Burns return, but richer offers from other clubs may put them out of the hunt.
“I know everybody is going to chuck up Nathan Burns, and that would be lovely, but obviously that’s not in the budget at the moment,” McKinna said.
“We’ve spoken to him, but there are a few offers coming in from overseas clubs and if that happens, we’re no chance.”
Adelaide United general manager Ante Kovacevic has confirmed his club is also interested in signing Burns.
Adelaide United is where Burns began his A-League career, playing 37 games for the Reds and netting nine goals.