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22 goals: The in-form Championship striker on the radar of Sheffield United and Brighton this summer



Swansea City are set for a busy summer ahead, with a number of key figures looking like they are heading for the exit door. 

Graham Potter has already left for Brighton, whilst Daniel James is edging closer to a move to Manchester United according to Sky Sports. 

But according to The Sun (19th May, page 63), Brighton and Sheffield United are said to be weighing up a bid for Swansea’s top scorer, Oli McBurnie.

How good has the Welshman been for the Swans this season though?

McBurnie is the subject of our FLW Spotlight this week, so we look into his statistics from this season in more detail.

McBurnie has been in impressive form this season for Swansea, and that’s clear to see with these statistics.

The Welshman netted 22 goals this season in the Championship and was the Swans’ main outlet for goal this season as they finished 10th in the second tier of English football.

He averages two shots per game, and wins an average of three aerial duels per game, which shows that his all round game is certainly a good one.

McBurnie made four assists as well in this year’s campaign, which for a player that was playing as a lone striker, it makes good reading.

But he does make an average of just 1.3 passes per game, which isn’t a considerable amount, given that Swansea are known for their possession-based style of play.

However, he does have a pass success rate of 74.5%, which is a strong percentage that he will be keen to build on ahead of next season.

It remains to be seen as to where McBurnie will be playing his football next season, but it seems increasingly unlike that it will be with Swansea, as Premier League clubs circle for his signature in the summer.

An interesting transfer window ahead for Swansea, and they’ll surely be doing everything they can to keep hold of him for as long as possible.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: 22 goals: The in-form Championship striker on the radar of Sheffield United and Brighton this summer

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