Oli McBurnie was linked with a big-money move to Rangers during the summer transfer window, but he’s struggling at Sheffield United so far this season.

McBurnie, who often makes his love for the Gers very clear on social media, claimed he spoke with Steven Gerrard about potentially moving to Ibrox in the summer of 2018, a year before his whopping £20m transfer from Swansea City to the Blades.

Rangers-supporting McBurnie earned a big-money move to Sheffield United by producing heaps of goals for Swansea. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

There was renewed speculation during the summer window, with the Daily Mail reporting that the champions of Scotland were lining up a club-record £15m swoop.

It all seemed a little far-fetched, particularly given that the £7m paid for Ryan Kent two years ago is by far the biggest fee the club have coughed up for a long time.

Nevertheless, McBurnie was linked with a move to Ibrox.

Several English sides were said to be keeping close tabs on him too, including Wolves [GiveMeSport].

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Yet, no transfer materialised, with the Scotland international staying put at Bramall Lane.

 

After a tough campaign in the Premier League last season during which he scored just one goal, he was expected to deliver a lot more regularly in the second tier, as the Blades looked to bounce straight back up.

However, things aren’t quite going to plan so far.

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The rangy striker is struggling in the Championship. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Slavisa Jokanovic’s side are 14th in the Championship after eleven matches and McBurnie is yet to get off the mark in the league from nine appearances.

He’s only got one goal to his name across all competitions so far this season and that came in a League Cup clash against Southampton in which he would later miss a spot-kick in a penalty shootout.

£15m was always going to be beyond Rangers but if he continues to struggle in front of goal in England as his contract edges towards its final 18 months, he may soon become more affordable.

The question is, is he good enough to make a big impact at Ibrox?

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