Swansea and Scotland striker Oli McBurnie has never attempted to hide that he’s a Rangers fan.
In an interview last November, he claimed he’d sign for the club one day [Scottish Sun] and he openly references the Gers on social media.
Glasgow is blue💙🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/r2lJocYAM1
— Oli McBurnie (@oli_mcburnie) December 29, 2018
When he tweets that sort of content, he’s swamped by Bears asking him to move to Ibrox. However, any notion that he’ll be on his way to Glasgow in the near future is far-fetched to say the least.
After an uninspiring start to his senior career, his stock rose considerably last season. He netted 24 times in 42 Championship appearances [Transfermarkt], proving he could mix it in the English second tier.
The Blades have reportedly agreed a £20m deal with the Swans to take McBurnie to Yorkshire [BBC Sport]. Rangers simply don’t have that sort of cash to spend and with the forward still only 23, there seems little chance of his valuation dropping in the near future.
He’s likely to be a Premier League player next season and it seems he’ll be plying his trade elsewhere for the foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, a former Rangers star looks set to sign for a rival Scottish Premiership outfit this week.