Ranger’s new boss Steven Gerrard is reportedly plotting a move to sign Oli McBurnie, who starred for Barnsley during the 2017/18 season.
The Star has claimed that the Scottish side are keen to bring the player to the Scottish Premier League and that both Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday are also keeping tabs on the 21-year old.
The youngster impressed many with his performances at Oakwell during the 2017/18 campaign – so much so that he was awarded the club’s Player of the Season trophy.
McBurnie’s currently contracted to Swansea, who themselves are heading to the Championship after relegation from the Premier League. They’re believed to be desperate to tie the forward down to a new deal at the club but he could be tempted to make a move to another club.
The Welsh side won’t want to let the player go, especially to a team like Leeds or Sheffield Wednesday that they shall play against next season.
However, the Swans though may not be able to keep the 21-year old if Rangers do place a concrete bid for him.
The Scottish Premier League side are now managed by Steven Gerrard, who himself provides pulling power with signings.
In addition, the club can offer top-flight Scottish football and McBurnie himself is a Rangers fan – meaning that if the club do table a concrete bid, then he may not be able to turn away the Scottish side.
The forward played 17 times for Barnsley after joining the club on loan in January and impressed with his performances. He bagged nine goals in those games and also won three Man of the Match awards.
Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday were clearly just as impressed with those showings, as both have also registered an interest in the youngster.
With Swansea eager to tie the player to a new deal and Rangers, Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday all keen to sign him themselves, McBurnie has a wealth of options to choose from when it comes to him committing his future to a club