, Sheffield United linked with Championship striker duo – 47 goals combined

Sheffield United linked with Championship striker duo – 47 goals combined

The Sheffield Star has reported that Sheffield United have identified Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie and Brentford striker Neal Maupay as potential transfer targets for this summer.

Championship hotshots Oli McBurnie and Neal Maupay are both attracting significant interest in the run-up to the summer transfer window, and it has been reported that Sheffield United have identified the pair as targets ahead of their first season in the Premier League in 12 years.

Both McBurnie and Maupay have been in stunning form for Swansea and Brentford respectively. McBurnie netted an impressive 22 goals in the Championship for Graham Potter’s side, while Maupay scored 25 goals in another prolific campaign at Griffin Park.

Blades have already got a top goal scorer in the form of club captain Billy Sharp, who scored 23 Championship goals. But, at the age of 33 and having played only two games in the top flight across the entirety of his career, Sheffield United are in the market for at least one more striker.

McBurnie has been a prolific goal scorer since breaking through the Swansea City academy. The Scot scored 34 goals in 36 games for the club’s Under-23s side before breaking into the senior team. He enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Barnsley, where he scored nine goals in 17 games and won Player of the Year despite only being with the club for half a season.

Now, in his first full season in the Swansea first-team, he has been Swansea’s main goalscoring outlet, netting 24 times in all competitions.

Maupay too has proven himself as a quality striker at Championship level. Since joining Brentford from French side Saint-Ettience, he has netted an impressive 41 goals in 95 games for the Bees. Now, he could look to make the step up to the Premier League to test himself at the highest level.

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