Oli McBurnie has claimed he is “excited” about the prospect of working with new Swansea boss Steve Cooper next season, according to Wales Online.
The striker is one of Sheffield United’s top targets this summer, according to The Sheffield Star, but he currently appears focused on preparing for next season with the Swans.
McBurnie scored 24 goals in 44 appearances for the Welsh side last season, with his goals proving critical for Swansea in securing a 10th-placed finish.
His prolific record has led to Chris Wilder reportedly showing an interest in the Scottish international to help boost the Blades’ Premier League survival effort next season.
However, McBurnie has now provided Swansea fans with encouragement by outlining his plans for the season ahead.
“Obviously the gaffer has changed over the summer, I spoke to him on Tuesday – I came in to do a bit of running – and he seems positive,” McBurnie said.
“He has got his own ideas, but he does not want to come in to rip everything out.
“I agreed with everything he said, and it got me really excited and ready to go.”
Cooper was appointed Swansea boss last month, after Graham Potter left the club to join Premier League side Brighton.
McBurnie’s update will provide much encouragement to Swansea fans regarding the striker’s future, as well as the appointment of Cooper in general.
The loss of the 23-year-old would come as a huge blow to the South Wales outfit, who have already lost the services of one key attacking outlet this summer with Daniel James joining Manchester United.
This may have led to concerns that there could be a mass exodus at Swansea this summer following Potter’s departure, but McBurnie’s comments suggest the mood is still positive within the squad.
Cooper was relatively unknown before arriving at the Liberty Stadium, but this provides further signs that he could be an inspired appointment.