After a string of poor performances on the pitch and controversial actions off the pitch, it seems like Oli McBurnie’s time and reputation at Sheffield United is damaged beyond repair and he should look for a move away, according to Sheffield United legend Brian Deane.
£20m man McBurnie has been linked with a sensational move across the border to play for Steven Gerrard at Rangers for a cut-price fee of £15 million, and this is all despite failing to register one goal in the Premier League this season.
Should Rangers sign McBurnie?
Rangers will know that they need to be active in the transfer market this summer if they are to maintain their advantage over Celtic for next season and someone like McBurnie, who would have a point to prove, could be a smart signing.
McBurnie has struggled to gain any kind of momentum at Bramall Lane this season as well as being caught up in an altercation with Blades fans in the street earlier this year.
Asked about the Rangers rumours, Deane believes it is best for both parties to go their separate ways as he told The Transfer Tavern:
“I think he’s got past that stage now where he could pull it back at Sheffield United because he’s been there two years now and he’s had injury problems but we’ve not really seen the best of him.
“I think that he probably wants to move on as well. So, I think it would be a good opportunity for him to move on for both him and the club to cut their losses, and perhaps the Premier League was just a little bit too much of a hurdle for him.”
The Blades will be looking to cut down some of their wage bill and offload some of their high earners after splashing the cash relatively poorly during their two seasons in the Premier League, and will be hopeful of an immediate return to the top flight under Slavisa Jokanovic.
It was a quite horrendous season for Sheffield United as they finished rock bottom and had to wait until January for their first league win as they beat Newcastle United 1-0, managing another six victories after that.
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