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If the worst happens and McBurnie leaves Swansea, their replacement is waiting in the wings: Opinion

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Oli McBurnie has been outstanding for Swansea City in the Championship this season and it may prove difficult for the Swans to keep him at the Liberty Stadium in the summer.

The 22-year-old striker has enjoyed an excellent season for the Swans, scoring an impressive 19 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions and contributing four assists for his teammates along the way.

His impressive performances have seen him establish himself on the international stage, making three appearances for Scotland this season.

Wales Online reported last month that French Ligue 1 side Nice are interested in signing the striker, who is also thought to have attracted interest from the Premier League.

It may prove difficult for the Swans to keep McBurnie at the club ahead of next season, with his impressive displays likely to attract further interest from rival clubs.

Losing arguably their biggest goalscoring threat could prove devastating for manager Graham Potter, who has already seen his squad weekend by two poor transfer windows.

However, if the striker does depart the club in the summer, it seems that Potter may already have a ready-made replacement for the forward in Courtney Baker-Richardson.


The 22-year-old centre-forward has made 21 appearances for Swansea in all competitions this season, most of them from the bench, scoring three goals.

Baker-Richardson signed a new contract with the Swans earlier this year and could have a big future ahead of him at the Liberty Stadium, if given a proper chance to impress in the first-team.

Though he is still relatively inexperienced at this level, the forward has already proven with his performances this season that he has a lot of potential and at 22, he still has plenty of time to improve.

He is a strong, powerful centre-forward and can finish well and at such an early stage in his career, he will only get better.

Swansea fans will of course be hoping that McBurnie does not leave the club in the summer, but he if does, they may already have a ready-made replacement for the young striker.


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