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Sheffield United agree record fee to sign 22-goal man

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Sheffield United have agreed a fee with Swansea to sign Oli McBurnie, according to Sky Sports News.

The two clubs have been embroiled in a long-running saga over the striker, with Swansea sticking to their asking price, believed to be £20m.

The Blades have now agreed a £17m fee upfront, but the deal will rise to £20m with future payments to be arranged. That will make McBurnie a record signing for Sheffield United, who have broken their transfer record three times already this summer.

Swansea have held out selling their star striker and it will no doubt be a big blow to see him depart on the eve of the season kicking off, particularly as they have lost another key man in Dan James this summer.

McBurnie made a name for himself this season, scoring 22 goals in the Championship whilst proving himself as an all-round striker, and he has been a long-term target of Chris Wilder.

The Verdict

It says a lot about the player that Wilder and the club refused to give up their chase of the striker, and have been willing to pay out such a significant fee in order to bring him in.

It will be a big step-up for him in the Premier League but given his attributes, he should score goals. He has great intelligence to match his finishing ability and should prove to be a threat this season.

He is only 23 too so has room to improve, and Wilder will no doubt get the best out of him and help him develop, which should create a lot of excitement for Blades fans.

For Swansea, it is the last bit of news they wanted to hear, and there will likely be concern amongst the fanbase about their chances this year. Selling key players is never good and with no adequate replacements lined up there should be worry in South Wales.

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