Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie has posted an update on social media, as he continues to be linked with a move to Sheffield United.
The 23-year-old was one of the standout players for Swansea under Graham Potter last season and scored 24 goals in 42 appearances for the Swans in all competitions.
The forward has been linked with a move to Sheffield United this summer and it was reported earlier this week that Swansea have rejected a bid of £15million from the Blades to sign him.
McBurnie was in action for Swansea last night as the team continued their preparations for the new season with a convincing 6-1 victory over Yeovil Town in a pre-season friendly.
There are less than three weeks to go until the start of the new season and Swansea will continue their pre-season campaign with another friendly match against Exeter City at the weekend.
For now though, McBurnie and his Swansea teammate Tom Carroll appear to be enjoying their day by going off fishing together, judging by the striker’s latest Instagram story.
McBurnie admitted during a recent interview that he is faltered by Sheffield United’s interest in him but insisted that he is happy at Swansea.
Swansea finished tenth in the Championship table last season and face Hull City at the Liberty Stadium on the opening day of the 2019/20 season.
McBurnie was outstanding for Swansea in the Championship last season and it is absolutely crucial that the Swansea are able to keep hold of him this summer.
The striker will be full of confidence after last season and will probably feel that he deserves a chance to prove himself in the Premier League at some point in his career, but he seems very happy at Swansea for now.
All he can do now is focus on working hard on the training pitch and make sure that he is ready to go when the new season gets underway in a few weeks time.
There are still a few weeks to go until the end of the transfer window and it will be interesting to see whether Sheffield United are prepared to test Swansea’s resolve with another offer for the striker, but it seems they may have to pay more than £20million to persuade the Swans to consider selling.