Oli McBurnie looks set for the exit door at Sheffield United after poor form on the pitch and numerous disciplinary problems off it but one place he shouldn’t heading is West Ham, according to Dean Windass.
McBurnie really struggled this season, like most of the Blades’ squad, as he played 23 games in the Premier League scoring just one goal, however that has not stopped reports linking the Scotland international with a move to West Ham.
Should West Ham sign McBurnie?
The Irons will certainly be looking to add to their squad this summer with their upcoming Europa League claim, especially in the attacking third with Michail Antonio’s hamstrings unlikely to allow him to able to play in the Europa League and Premier League, as well as the uncertainty over Jesse Lingard’s future.
Despite David Moyes wanting to improve his squad and its depth this summer, McBurnie is nowhere near good enough for the Hammers or even the Premier League according to Windass, who spoke exclusively to Transfer Tavern:
“Not for me because I think in my opinion, everybody has a level and I don’t think McBurnie is a Premier League striker, I think he’s a Championship striker.
“I can’t see that happening but it’s up to David Moyes if he wants to sign McBurnie but for me, he’s a Championship striker.”
McBurnie has never managed to establish himself as a top striker at either Swansea City or Sheffield United having managed to score just 33 goals in 127 combined appearances for both clubs.
If West Ham are to be challenging at the right end of the Premier League table again next season they must surely be targeting for players of higher quality than McBurnie, otherwise they will struggle to fire on all fronts.
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