According to The Daily Mail, Glasgow Rangers are interested in signing Oli McBurnie this summer from relegated Premier League side Sheffield United.
The Lowdown: Gers eye new targets
With the 2020/21 campaign now over, the Gers can prepare for next season, which promises to be a big one as they target a run in the Champions League.
Upfront, they have already confirmed the free transfer signing of Fashion Sakala from Oostende (rangers.co.uk), and it now seems they are interested in another forward.
The Latest: Gers have McBurnie on radar
It is now being reported the 55-time Scottish champions are interested in McBurnie, who is known to be a Rangers fan.
The report says the Blades would be looking for around £15m for his services.
The Verdict: Waste of money
McBurnie really made his name at Swansea during the 2018/19 season, when he scored 22 times in 42 games in the Championship (Transfermarkt). At the age of 24, that remains the stand-out season of his career – in 65 appearances for Sheffield United, he has managed a paltry seven goals, far from what you would expect from a £20m signing (BBC). He has not had the best of times of it off the pitch recently, either – he was arrested for assault earlier this month (talkSPORT).
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£15m would make him Rangers’ record signing (The Daily Record). Even as they chase the increased finances of the Champions League, any purchase made for such a fee would need to be a surefire success at the club. In the case of £10.8m-valued Scotland international McBurnie (Transfermarkt), it is hard to imagine such a scenario.
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