By Danny Wright

13th May, 2018 | 10:26am

Rangers make bid to sign PL forward in form of his life, he is boyhood Ger - reliable journalist

Rangers are making a bid to sign Swansea forward Oli McBurnie, according to a reliable journalist.

Sun reporter Alan Nixon claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that the Light Blues are lining up a swoop for the Scotland international who has been in the form of his life on loan at Barnsley since January.

McBurnie, a boyhood Rangers fan, scored nine goals in 17 appearances across all competitions for Barnsley, but could not stop them from suffering relegation from the Championship on the last day of the campaign.

It is understood that Premier League side Swansea are eager to hang on to the 21-year-old goal machine, however a good offer would tempt them to let him leave the Liberty Stadium.

Football Insider verdict

McBurnie would be a fantastic addition at Ibrox in the summer, especially if Jason Cummings’ loan is not made permanent and Alfredo Morelos is moved on. Given the fact that Dave King has not been able to acquire external investors to fund the transfer window, the club may have to cash in on Morelos in order to let Steven Gerrard and Mark Allen strengthen the squad. McBurnie would be a top signing given his recent record at Barnsley, even though they were relegated from the Championship. The major issue is that Swansea may see the Scotland international as someone who can help them get back into the Premier League with their relegation all but confirmed. If the Swans had avoided the drop, it would likely have been easier for the Gers to sign McBurnie. However it’s going to be difficult now and it may take a major fee in order to sign the prolific forward.

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