Wolves target Rangers supporting striker with £15m swoop possible - report
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Wolves target Rangers supporting striker with £15m swoop possible - report

According to the Sun, Wolves are eyeing up a potential £15m transfer swoop for Rangers supporting Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie.

McBurnie was born in Leeds but represents Scotland at international level and is a well-known bluenose.

Leeds-born McBurnie is a Scotland international and Rangers fan. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old regularly tweets about his love for the Gers and alongside former Ibrox midfielder John Fleck, refuses to join Sheffield United huddles before matches.

Bears have frequently discussed the likelihood of McBurnie heading to Rangers at some point in his career, but for now, at least, it appears that he remains well out of the club’s price range.

The Sun reports that Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is a fan of the 6ft 2″ forward and wants to bring him to Molineux to provide competition for Raul Jimenez next season.

It’s suggested that they are willing to offer a fee in the region of £15m and that the Blades are open to selling as they brace themselves for relegation to the Championship.

Rangers supporting McBurnie is reportedly being eyed by Wolves. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Remarkably, should it go through, a £15m move would only be the second-biggest transfer of McBurnie’s career, given that Sheffield United paid £20m to sign him from Swansea City in 2019 [BBC Sport].

That transfer came after he achieved a 22-goal haul for the Swans in the Championship, but since his switch to Bramall Lane, he’s only managed seven goals in 58 Premier League appearances.

McBurnie played 77 minutes of his side’s 2-1 defeat at Leeds United on Saturday, while former Gers players Fleck and Wes Foderingham played the full 90 minutes and watched on from the bench respectively.

Meanwhile, a former Rangers striker continued his stunning start to life at a new club by netting a hat-trick on Saturday.

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