Leeds United are plotting a summer move for Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie, according to Football Insider.

The 21 year-old is currently on loan at Championship side Barnsley and has impressed for the Tykes by scoring five goals in six matches since joining them in January.

The new Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom, who left Barnsley to join the Whites, tried to sign him in the summer for the Tykes and is a long-term admirer of the striker.

McBurnie’s contract at Premier League side Swansea City expires in June and they have not offered him a new deal as of yet. This has left Paul Heckingbottom on red alert and interested in luring him to Elland Road on a free transfer.

Heckingbottom is expected to make a number of new signings in the summer to put his own stamp on his newly inherited Leeds United squad. This means that there will be various rumours of potential targets for him over the next few months.

McBurnie is the first rumour for them. He started his career at fellow Yorkshire side Bradford City and was in fact born in Leeds. He had two loan spells at Chester during his time with Bradford and was snapped up by Swansea in July 2013 for an undisclosed fee.

McBurnie is highly rated by Swansea and it will be a shock to see him leave them in the summer. However, if they cannot guarantee him first-team football then he will no doubt consider his options. Leeds could be one of them but you would expect other clubs to be interested as well.

 

 

 


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