Date: 17th April 2018 at 11:38am
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By Richard Parks

Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight as the club reportedly close in on the signing of Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie.

The Sun claim the prolific Premier League striker is set to return to his hometown club after thriving during a loan spell at Barnsley in the second half of the season.

It is said that McBurnie, 21, has decided to snub Swansea’s offer of an extension to his contract, which is due to expire in June, and instead head to Leeds.

The Sun report that the Yorkshire giants are closing in on the versatile front man despite interest from rivals such as Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County.

McBurnie has scored eight goals in 13 matches since joining Barnsley on loan in the January window.

Leeds fans are pleased that their club are working on a deal to sign a player who can make a big impact in the Championship next season.

Supporters have hailed him as “fantastic signing” potentially and a player who would “absolutely no doubt” thrive at Elland Road next season.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that Andrea Radrizzani is ready to end the careers of 13 senior players at the club in a jawdropping cull.

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