Alan Hutton can’t see Rangers making a move for Sheffield United striker Ollie McBurnie this summer.
The ex-Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, wants to see McBurnie have another season in England’s second tier.
The Leeds-born Scot, 25, signed for Sheffield United in the summer of 2019 for a reported £20million fee.
He was signed after a prolific Championship season with Swansea as he bagged 22 goals in 42 outings.
He only scored once in Sheffield United’s recent relegation campaign despite making 23 appearances.
Hutton claims another season in the Championship could build the striker’s confidence and doubts Rangers’ interest in a £15million deal.
“He’s got everything you need to be a very good striker,” Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“He’s had a tough year at Sheffield United, confidence was low. It’s as simple as that.
“As teams, you have seasons like that. I just wonder if him staying in the Championship and building that confidence will help him.
“I can’t see him going to Rangers. They were talking about £15million at one point. I do not see Rangers paying that for any player.
“He’s not come off the best of seasons so it would be very difficult for any Rangers man to pay that kind of money.
“He’s a brilliant player when he’s firing on all cylinders. Rangers won’t pay £15million for anyone.
“We’ll see what happens, stranger things have happened.”
McBurnie has only scored seven goals across two seasons with the Blades.
Sheffield United were relegated from the Premier League after only picking up 23 points across 38 games last season.