Oli McBurnie is set to reject a new deal at Swansea City and join Leeds United, according to the Scottish Sun.

The striker has been on loan at Barnsley since January and has been on fire for the Tykes. He has scored 8 goals in 13 games for them.

His contract at Premier League side Swansea City is up in the summer meaning he can leave them on a free transfer. This has left Championship sides on red alert. He has been offered a new deal by the Swans but is set to reject that in favour of a move to Leeds.

Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are also keen on signing him but it is believed that he wants to move to his home-town club Leeds.

The Whites’ boss Paul Heckingbottom, formerly of Barnsley, is a big fan of McBurnie and tried to bring him to Oakwell last summer but a move fell through. It does appear likely that he will be able to bring him to Elland Road though.

McBurnie started his career at Bradford City but joined Swansea in July 2015. He has played 9 games for the Swans in his career and has hardly been a first-team regular. He has had loan spells away at Newport County, Bristol Rovers and now Barnsley. He may see more of an opportunity for regular playing time at Leeds.

 


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