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Swansea face battle to keep hold of another key man as Sheffield United line up move

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Sheffield United remain keen on Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie, with the Scotland international a top target for Chris Wilder.

The Blades boss is on the lookout for additional firepower following their promotion to the Premier League and the Sheffield Star report that McBurnie is someone they want.

That’s no surprise after the 23-year-old enjoyed an outstanding campaign for the Swans last season, scoring 22 goals in 42 Championship games.

As well as that, the former Bradford City man impressed with his link-up play and his ability to lead the line for Graham Potter’s side in what was his first full season at that level.

And, there was good news for Sheffield United, when new Swansea boss Steve Cooper refused to dismiss the idea of selling the top scorer this summer when speaking to Wales Online earlier this week.

They have already lost winger Dan James, who completed a big-money move to Manchester United but further sales may be needed as the club gear up for a second successive year outside the top-flight.

The Verdict

It seems as though Swansea are going to cash in on McBurnie this window and he would be a great addition for the Blades.

They need a new striker and the Scotsman is ready to make the step up and has qualities to thrive in Wilder’s side.

For the Swans, they need to get the best fee possible and that should be fairly significant given McBurnie’s impressive goals return last year and his age.

If they don’t get a substantial sum they should stand firm but it’s important Cooper is given any money that does come in to reinvest in the squad as new players are needed.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.


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