Robinson delivers verdict on Rangers signing McBurnie amid glowing Clarke reference

Oli McBurnie should leave Sheffield United this summer amid reported interest from Rangers, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Tottenham and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said a move away from Bramall Lane would be best for the 24-year-old after a season of “massive disappointment”.

McBurnie endured a difficult season at Sheffield United this year and scored just once in 25 appearances having struggled with injury.

The Daily Mail claim Rangers are plotting on offering the 17-times Scotland international an exit route from England in what would potentially be a club-record £15million deal.

Steven Gerrard may be on the hunt for striking reinforcements this summer with the future of Jermain Defoe up in the air.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on McBurnie potentially moving to Ibrox, Robinson said:

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“I know he has a difficult time at Sheffield United of late but he is a player who knows where the back of the net is and he proved that during his time at Swansea.

“He has had a very bad injury and has spent a lot of time on crutches which is never easy.

“He will also be massively disappointed to miss out on the Euros.

“I can imagine it’s been a difficult year for him so a move away from Sheffield United, wherever that may be, would be good for his career.” 

McBurnie missed out on Steve Clarke’s 26-man squad for the Euros but the Scotland manager has shown to be a big fan of the centre-forward in the past.

When speaking to the BBC last August he described McBurnie as “a talented boy”.

In other news, McAvennie claims Gerrard will be ‘laughing’ at Celtic after latest news emerging from Parkhead.