Oli McBurnie: Rangers plot big money swoop for Sheffield United striker

Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie is the subject of interest from Scottish champions Rangers, according to reports.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 5:10 am

Various oulets have stated that Gers boss Steven Gerrard is preparing to make a move for the boyhood Blue this summer as he sets about attempting to secure Rangers’ 56th league title as well as firing up a challenge in the Champions League.

Yorkshire-born Scotland international McBurnie has made no secret of his love for Rangers and would almost certainly be interested in a move north of the border but any likely switch will of course come down to cash.

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Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie is reportedly a target for Rangers. Oli Scarff/PA Wire.

United paid a fee of around £18 million to take the bustling forward from Swansea into the top flight two seasons ago and reports suggest that they are would be hoping to recoup the majority of that if they were to sell McBurnie, with £15 million the figure being reported as one that could be accepted by the Bramall Lane hierarchy.

Whether Rangers would be prepared to pay that is another matter.

McBurnie is currently suffering from a metatarsal injury and will miss Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign, having last played for the Blades in the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in the middle of last month.

The 24-year-old scored just once last season as United struggled for goals, and he registered six the season before.

It is understood that movement, both in and out will begin at Bramall Lane in earnest now that the new manager - Slavisa Jokanovic - has been announced as taking over.

United’s bosses were believed to be impressed by Jokanovic’s knowledge of the United squad and while the Serb won’t take over officially for another month, the club are in a position to sanction transfers.