Wolves eye loan move for £20m Rangers-supporting striker - report
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Wolves eye loan move for £20m Rangers-supporting striker - report

Wolves are reportedly plotting a loan move for Rangers-supporting striker Oli McBurnie [The Sun], who was linked with a big-money switch to Ibrox earlier this summer.

McBurnie is currently at Sheffield United, who he joined from Swansea City in the summer of 2019 for a whopping £20m [BBC Sport].

McBurnie made a big-money move to Sheffield United after scoring heavily for Swansea in the Championship. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

The Scotland international struggled in the top flight last season and is yet to score this campaign despite appearing in all five of the Blades’ Championship fixtures to date, but he may well soon be returning to the Premier League.

That’s because The Sun (print edition 29/08, p.60) reports that Wolves have been keeping tabs on McBurnie and are eyeing a loan move before Tuesday night’s deadline.

Wolves boss Bruno Lage currently only has Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva as striker options and is said to be keen to strengthen in that area.

Wolves are reportedly keen on a late loan deal for the Rangers-supporting striker. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Rangers-supporting striker McBurnie linked with Wolves

It would be something of a surprise if McBurnie secured a move back to the Premier League after scoring just once in 23 appearances in the division last season.

However, Wolves have been credited with interest in the 25-year-old before [The Sun] and perhaps Lage feels he could add something different to his squad.

Back in May, Rangers were linked with a £15m swoop for the bluenose [Daily Mail], but the club was never going to be in a position to pay that kind of fee, whether they qualified for the Champions League or not.

He may well end up at Ibrox one day, but it looks like his short-term future is in England, either with the Blades or the Wanderers.

His current deal at Bramall Lane runs until the summer of 2023.

Meanwhile, the chairman of a rival Premiership club has confirmed the signing of a former Rangers player.

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