Rangers transfer news: Gers must beat Leeds to McBurnie

By Danny Wright

17th Mar, 2018 | 7:15am

Rangers must seal summer swoop for in-form PL forward as Leeds begin bid to sign him


Rangers may find themselves on the hunt for one or two new centre-forwards in the summer transfer window.

Kenny Miller is unlikely to get a new deal, Eduardo Herrera has a high chance of being offloaded, Alfredo Morelos is wanted in China and Jason Cummings’ loan spell may not end with him agreeing pernament terms at Ibrox.

That could leave director of football Mark Allen scoping around for a new striker to lead the line of attack for the 2018/19 season – but the Gers transfer chief’s solution is easy as he must seal a swoop for Swansea forward Oli McBurnie when he has the chance.

Football Insider has exclusively revealed that Leeds United are beginning a bid to sign McBurnie, 21, when his contract at Swansea expires in the summer.

The Yorkshire club have made McBurnie their top transfer target for the summer after seeing his stunning form while on loan at Barnsley.

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The Premier League forward has smashed six goals in his last seven appearances for the Tykes and has even been called up to the Scotland international squad by Alex McLeish.

McBurnie has made it pretty clear that he is also a Rangers supporter, so attempting to coax him to Ibrox over Leeds may not be a very tough job with the promise of European football and a fight for major honours.

Rangers have to try and avoid a complete overhaul in the summer as they do not want to upset the balance of the squad that much, but if push comes to shove, Allen really has to go out and snap up McBurnie.

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