Does reported Rangers swoop for PL striker spell end for prolific star?
Rangers have been linked with a move for Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie but could it mean the end of Alfredo Morelos’ Ibrox career after the Gers received an £8million bid for the Colombian striker.
Daily Record journalist Scott McDermott has reported that the Gers have “been in touch” with Swansea over a possible loan move for the 21-year-old Scot and if McBurnie does indeed become a Rangers player before tonight’s transfer deadline then it looks almost certain that the Light Blues will cash in on Morelos.
I'm hearing that Rangers have been in touch with Swansea City today about taking striker Oli McBurnie on loan. Sunderland also keen but Rangers definitely interested and talks are ongoing….
— Scott McDermott (@scottmcdermott8) January 31, 2018
Morelos has been a revelation for the Ibrox side since arriving for £1million from HJK Helsinki over the summer with 13 goals in his first 27 appearances for the Gers but with £8million on the table, according to the Scottish Sun, it might prove too hard to resist if a replacement is found.
If McBurnie does arrive at Ibrox he fits the same rough template of young, hungry, British players that the Gers have largely pursued so far in this transfer window while also bringing in a player who knows what the club means and the expectations that come with playing for them.
It’s far from a like-for-like swap but the arrival of McBurnie – and a potential partnership with Jason Cummings might just be worth cashing in on Morelos for.
With a month left until the Chinese transfer window closes, it could be a few weeks before anything happens with Morelos – if anything does happen – then bringing McBurnie in will leave the Gers with more option in attack.
In other Rangers news, Oli McBurnie raved about this Light Blues player after the win against Ross County on Sunday.
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