By Richard Parks
On-loan Barnsley striker Oliver McBurnie continued his red-hot form with another Championship goal on Tuesday night – and Leeds United fans took to Twitter to urge their club to sign him next season.
As revealed by Football Insider, United have identified the Swansea City prolific forward as one of their top summer targets and a bid to sign him is underway.
The 21-year-old striker joined Barnsley in the January window on loan from Swansea until the end of the season, but his future is up in the air as he contract with the Premier League outfit expires in the summer.
He has made a stunning impact at Oakwell since his arrival, with his strike in their 1-1 draw against Norwich City on Tuesday taking his haul for Paul Heckingbottom’s former side to six in eight matches.
The Scotsman is a centre-forward by trade, but has been used on the left flank by Barnsley and has responded with a glut of goals.
Leeds fans on social media are convinced that Leeds-born McBurnie, who has played for Scotland at Under-21 level, would be a “perfect” signing over the summer.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Would be really tempted to get Ollie McBurnie in summer. Hecky signed him on loan at Barnsley before he came here. Smashing goals in for fun at the moment, young player who's got years to develop.
Also, he's a Leeds lad, (possibly a Leeds fan too). Surely the perfect fit. #lufc
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) March 13, 2018
Out of contract in the summer too.. perfect
— TheCheeseWedgeAssassin (@TCWA_LUFC) March 13, 2018
That McBurnie at Barnsley banging them in, worth a punt #lufc?
Born in Leeds too
— Mark Ram (@LufcRammy) March 13, 2018
— Felix Wiedwald (@FaultyFelix) March 13, 2018
We have to sign Mcburnie ! #lufc
— Andrew Harvey (@AndrewHarvey_) March 13, 2018
Missed a trick not signing Mcburnie on loan it looks like, Leeds lad as well. 6 in 7 ???? #LUFC
— SouthStander (@SouthStanderMOT) March 14, 2018
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