McBurnie can be 'dynamite' at Rangers with Ryan Kent alongside him - Whelan

Noel Whelan insists Ollie McBurnie can be a Rangers success if he is brought to Ibrox for the right price. 

The former Aberdeen forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims the striker offers something different to the current crop of Gers attackers.

The Daily Mail reported Rangers interest in £15m-valued McBurnie, and Football Insider has learned he is on a long list of attacking targets of the club.

The Scot, 24, signed for Sheffield United in the summer of 2019 for a reported £20million fee.

However, he has struggled to show his worth during two years in the Premier League, scoring just seven goals in 51 outings.

He was signed after a prolific Championship season with Swansea as he bagged 22 goals in 42 games.

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Whelan insists McBurnie could offer Rangers an aerial option in their attack, something they don’t currently have.

“He won’t be cheap for starters,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He’s not had a good time at Sheffield United. There are a lot of question marks over him. 

“But Steven Gerrard will get the best out of any player who moves to Rangers, he won’t sign a player unless he thinks they can improve his side. 

“Defoe won’t give you a full season anymore and McBurnie gives you something different to Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe. 

“He’s a focal point. He can play long balls up to him, he’s like Odsonne Edouard at Celtic. Players like Kent can then play off him. It could be dynamite.

“He’s strong and good in the air, they don’t have a forward who can do that at the moment. 

“It will be a smart move from Rangers if they can get him at the right price.”

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