'Legend' - Reported Rangers target praises Gerrard and hints at Ibrox move
Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie has praised Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and hopes he does “fantastically well” at Ibrox – and the in-demand striker wouldn’t rule out a move to the Ibrox this summer.
McBurnie is reportedly wanted by the Gers and Leeds United this summer and the self-confessed Rangers fan hopes to see “legend” Gerrard do well in his first job as a manager.
The striker wouldn’t rule out a move to Ibrox, only saying “who knows” over whether Gerrard’s success will have anything to do with him or not.
“He is a legend in the game with what he has done for Liverpool and he has had a great career,” McBurnie said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“As a Rangers fan I hope he goes there and he turns it around and does fantastically well.
“Whether that has anything to do with me or not, who knows?”
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Football Insider verdict:
The Gers need another striker this summer but the reported fee of over £4million for McBurnie is excessive given his lack of experience. For such a hefty outlay, the Gers can’t be getting someone who would be a pretty big gamble given his lack of first-team experience and with Jason Cummings at a similar level but much cheaper then the Forest striker might be a better bit of business for the Light Blues. If the Ibrox giants can negotiate a good deal for McBurnie but with his contract up in 12 months then it could be that Swansea want to cash in on the Scotland international now rather than lose him for nothing next summer. Gerrard’s other targets could sway him towards signing McBurnie if he has a particular style in mind but until the Light Blues get a few games under their belt under Gerrard’s watch it’s not clear how he wants his sides to play. McBurnie could be a good signing but there’s a massive risk involved with the sums involved.