Leeds United news: McBurnie to join this summer from Swans

By Wayne Veysey

17th Apr, 2018 | 10:05am

Prolific Premier League striker set to join Leeds - report

By Richard Parks

Oli McBurnie is set to quit Swansea City and sign for Leeds United this summer, according to a report.

The Sun claim the prolific Premier League striker is keen 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.

The Sun report that Leeds 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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Football Insider verdict:

What a signing McBurnie would be for Leeds. It is testament to his talent that Swansea are keen to keep the rising star, who has been in electric form since dropping down to the Championship in the winter window. Versatile, mobile and powerful, the two-times Scotland international would add a much-needed new dimension to a Leeds front line that has been so powderpuff in the second half of the campaign. He has been used predominantly on the left side of the Barnsley attack, but he can also operate on the right or as the line-leader. A kind of souped-up Kemar Roofe, McBurnie also has the added advantage of being available on a free transfer. 

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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