Former Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny believes that Oli McBurnie would be keen on joining Rangers during the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Rangers linked with McBurnie move
Steven Gerrard will be desperate for his side to defend their Premiership crown next season, continuing to kick on and keep their rivals at bay. In order for that to happen, some new signings could be needed in order to keep Rangers’ squad fresh.
Should Rangers sign McBurnie?
The Latest: Kenny talks up signing
Speaking to Football Insider, Kenny claimed that the Scotland striker would like to join Gers, tipping him to be a success at Ibrox. The 43-year-old said:
“Rangers are a massive club just like Sheffield United. If he has the chance to go there it proves that Steven Gerrard thinks highly of him which is always a good sign and it will be a massive move for him.
“He’s a proper target man and he’s put in in 100 per cent every time I’ve seen him play. So I don’t see why he wouldn’t succeed in Scotland.
“I’m sure a team of Rangers’ calibre could tempt anybody. With him playing for Scotland, I’m sure it will be something he’ll be very keen on.”
The Verdict: Ideal summer addition?
While McBurnie’s goalscoring struggles in England may make £15m seem a lot of money – especially as Rangers have only ever made one £10m+ signing in their history – he is someone who could thrive under Gerrard.
His work ethic could immediately appeal to the 41-year-old – he averaged 0.7 tackles and 1.3 clearances per game in the league last season – and he could find goals easier to come by in Scotland.
At 25, McBurnie’s peak years should still be ahead of him, so he would be considered a long-term investment for Rangers. It’s not hard to see why Kenny believes the striker could thrive if he joins the Premiership champions.
In other news, a former Rangers player has said some key words about Steven Gerrard’s future. Read more here.
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