'Fantastic signing', 'Yes please' - Leeds fans react as deal all but done for centre-forward reportedly
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.
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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:
— LUFC Fan (@rumours_lufc) April 17, 2018
— Jack Pearson (@JackTPearson) April 17, 2018
Where do they get these story’s from? @oli_mcburnie He still has a year to run on his current deal here…
— H (@Gazza4421) April 17, 2018
Yeah I know that. It must be the 3rd time I’ve seen a story saying he’s out of contract this summer when he isn’t…
Assuming it just means an extension?
— Daryl (@Dazelar29) April 17, 2018
he signed an extension. He’s there til 2019
— andrew (@andrewlufclad) April 17, 2018
Scottish Sun are reporting that Leeds-born Oli McBurnie is set to turn down a new deal at Swansea in favour of a move to #lufc
Welcome to the next few months… #TransferRumoursEveryDay
— I’d Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) April 17, 2018
What are #lufc thoughts on Oliver McBurnie rumours – think he could do a good job up front for us ?
— David (@beaglelufc) April 17, 2018
Think it’s a case of Heckingbottom signing him for Barnsley and him being a Leeds lad creating the link to us, could be something in it.
— All Things Leeds United ⚽️ (@FocusOnTheFooty) April 17, 2018
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) April 17, 2018