Championship

Swansea’s £900k-rated man would boost Derby County’s promotion hopes next season

Derby County fans in the Tavern will be hoping the club can end the season in the playoffs and fight for a place in the Premier League. If they fail, plans must be put in place to challenge again next year.

The Rams have just three fixtures left to end the season on a high and finish in the playoff places with the riches of the Premier League on offer for the winners.

Manager Gary Rowett has been heavily criticised this season and could well lose his job if he cannot guide his side to the playoff finals. Should Derby remain in the Championship, a summer revamp could be on the cards.

Reports in the Derby Telegraph have linked the club with a move for Swansea striker, Oli McBurnie, who is currently on loan with Barnsley.

McBurnie scored twice on his debut for the Swans in the EFL Cup against Sheffield Wednesday last year and also appeared as a substitute in the league before joining Barnsley on loan in January.

The forward, valued at £900k by Transfermarkt, has bagged eight goals in only 14 games and was recently named Championship Player of the Month.

His performances earned him a call-up to the Scottish national team and has surely attracted the attention of many Championship clubs. So, as you can imagine, he’d be a popular addition amongst our resident Rams.

Reports have suggested McBurnie will join hometown club Leeds United in the summer but Derby should rival them for his signature and try to swoop in. After a miserable time of things in the last few months, the club could certainly do with the transfer boost.

At just 21-year-old, McBurnie could be an excellent signing for the Rams if they can beat Leeds to his signature.

Derby fans, would you be happy to see McBurnie leading the line? Let us know

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