Rangers will have to wait until July to find out if they can sign Swansea striker and Gers fan Oli McBurnie, according to a report, with the Swans waiting until the player returns for pre-season training before making a decision on his future.
According to Wales Online, managerless Swansea are expected to offer the Scotland international an extension to his current contract, which only has a year left to run.
The Gers have reportedly made a bid for the striker, according to The Sun, as Steven Gerrard prepares to take charge at Ibrox on Friday.
Football Insider comment:
With reports claiming the Gers have offered £4million for the striker and now having to potentially wait until July for a decision then the Ibrox giants should scrap their reported interest and move on to another target. £4million is already a hefty amount for a largely unproven striker. Despite doing well during his loan spell at Barnsley, his goal-rate there wasn’t much better than Jason Cummings and a move for Cummings is likely to cost much less than signing McBurnie. Waiting until July would also mean possibly missing the start of the Gers European campaign and after last season’s shambolic Europa League participation, the Gers can’t afford to take any risks this time around. If there is serious enough interest in McBurnie, then the Light Blues can pick him up in 12 months when his Swansea deal expires – costing the Ibrox giants much less of their transfer budget in the process.
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