Rangers news: Light Blues make £4m bid for Oli McBurnie

By David Woods

21st May, 2018 | 3:25pm

Rangers submit monster bid for 6ft 2 nine-goal international hitman

Rangers have tabled a £4million bid for Swansea striker Oli McBurnie, according to a reliable journalist.

Alan Nixon, the Sun’s transfer expert, has confirmed that the bid was placed by Rangers on his personal Twitter page.

The 6ft 2 striker has struggled at Swansea since he arrived in 2015, making just 18 appearances for the recently relegated club.

Football Insider verdict:

If Swansea had stayed in the Premier League then we imagine that McBurnie would definitely have been off. However, that might have changed now that they’ve been relegated to the Championship. McBurnie seems to have found his level one league below, scoring nine goals in 17 appearances for Barnsley while on loan. He’s broken through into the Scotland team on the back of this form and would be a great buy for Rangers. £4million is a huge amount of money for Rangers but that’s what they have offered although the move hasn’t progressed since, which suggests Swansea want more. Leeds have also been linked with an interest and Swansea might be hoping that a bidding war breaks out. That’s unlikely though, with £4million likely to be the limit for either side this summer. He’s out of contract at the end of next season though, and if Swansea do want to cash in, they’ll need to do it this summer or risk losing him on a free.

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