By Danny Wright
Leeds are reportedly in the hunt for Swansea forward Oli McBurnie – and fans have offered a very mixed reaction on Twitter.
Sun reporter Alan Nixon claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that the Whites and their Yorkshire rivals Barnsley are keeping close tabs on McBurnie, 21, with a potential loan deal in the offing for both of the Championship sides.
The Scotland youth international, who was born in Leeds, is a highly-rated member of the Swansea side and manager Paul Clement has been forced to make use of him already this season by introducing him off the bench in the club’s two opening Premier League fixtures against Southampton and Manchester United.
McBurnie began his career in the academy at Bradford but was signed up by the Swans in 2015 when he put pen-to-paper on a three-year contract.
He has been a regular feature in the Welsh side’s Under-23 team since and has also been shipped out on loan to Newport County and Bristol Rovers.
Some Leeds supporters think that it would be a decent move for the club, however the majority appear to be in agreement that McBurnie is not going to be prolific enough in front of goal to fill the void which is likely to be left by Chris Wood as he reportedly nears a move to Burnley.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Mcburnie isn't good enough for #lufc
— Adam Errington (@Adam_Errington) August 20, 2017
I hope we are looking at better than McGill & mcburnie to be honest #lufc
— jamie (@jamiepartridge3) August 20, 2017
Not sure on this Oli McBurnie lad #Lufc
— chris brady ???? (@carpitone) August 20, 2017
— Danny Renwick (@renners_d) August 20, 2017
if we replace Chris Wood with Ollie Mcburnie then is there even a point anymore
— Evan Chattaway (@evanrhys__) August 20, 2017
McBurnie isn’t the only top-flight forward on Leeds’ radar at the moment with the Mirror reporting that Arsenal’s Chuba Akpom is a target of Thomas Christiansen.
In other Leeds news, the Whites are close to sealing a midfielder transfer as he heads for a medical.