Rangers are eyeing a big-money move for crocked Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie, according to the Daily Mail.
McBurnie is contracted to the Blades until 2023, but the report asserts that he ‘looks set to depart’ Bramall Lane this summer following the Yorkshire club’s relegation to the Championship.
The Scotland international will miss Euro 2020 due to a fractured metatarsal and only managed one goal from 23 Premier League appearances last season.
It’s claimed that the Gers woud need to pay a fee in the region of £15m in order to secure the 24-year-old, which would be a club-record transfer fee.
However, that would also be £5m less than United paid Swansea City to sign him in 2019.
McBurnie is a big Rangers fan who regularly tweets about his love for the club and he even had a positive meeting with Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister in Dubai in the summer of 2018.
Rangers do need to bring in reinforcements this summer and extra funds may be available if multiple valuable assets are sold first.
However, while there’s every chance of McBurnie ending up at Ibrox one day, it’s highly unlikely that a £15m swoop would be sanctioned at this juncture.
At that price, he would cost double what the Light Blues paid for Ryan Kent and given his current injury and struggles in front of goal last season, it would be a huge risk.