Former Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has told Football Insider that he thinks Oli McBurnie would be very interested in making a summer move to Ibrox this summer to join Rangers.
The Scottish champions have seen themselves linked with a move recently for the striker by the Daily Mail and are believed to be keen on bringing in several fresh faces as they prepare for their title defence and subsequent return to the UEFA Champions League.
McBurnie has endured a tough season at Bramall Lane as he notched just one goal in 25 games as the Blades were relegated back down to the Sky Bet Championship after finishing rock bottom of the Premier League in their second successive campaign in the top flight.
Now Kenny has spoken out on the player’s future, with the former shot stopper stating the following:
“Rangers are a massive club just like Sheffield United.
“If he has the chance to go there it proves that Steven Gerrard thinks highly of him which is always a good sign and it will be a massive move for him.
“He’s a proper target man and he’s put in in 100 per cent every time I’ve seen him play. So I don’t see why he wouldn’t succeed in Scotland.
“I’m sure a team of Rangers’ calibre could tempt anybody. With him playing for Scotland, I’m sure it will be something he’ll be very keen on.”
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The frontman currently has two years remaining on his contract with the Steel City club and is said to be valued at around the £15 million mark by the Blades.
His future is yet to be determined however, with new boss Slavisa Jokanovic sure to want to run the rule over his squad before making any changes.
This could well be the perfect move for McBurnie as his time at Sheffield United has been nothing short of a disaster if truth be told.
He has only scored seven times in red and white and after paying the money they paid for him initially, you’d have to say that the club are probably growing increasingly frustrated with his performances.
Next season will be make or break for him, there’s no doubt about that, he’s 25 now and should be playing some of the best football of his career.
Maybe a move to his adopted nation could bring the best out of him, as I think the jury is out on him at Bramall Lane for the time being.