Why Oliver McBurnie Would Be A Great Signing For Leeds United
Leeds United have not had a great season in the Championship, currently sitting 12th in the table with nothing left to play for. It has been a very disappointing year for the team who finished 7th and narrowly missed out on playoff positions just last season.
Because of this slump, it seems like something has to change if they are to get back to that top level and the only way to do this is to recruit well in the summer – buy some top players to boost them up the league and give them a chance of Premier League football. They need some young, hungry talent and nobody fits that description better than Oli McBurnie.
The young Swansea player has only one year remaining on his contract with the current Premier League club and although he is thought of very highly by the Swans management team, he could face a big decision about his future very shortly – whether to stay in the Premier League where he might get limited chances or to become the main striker at a big Championship club.
Leeds and McBurnie seem like the perfect fit. They are desperate for a striker to come in and score goals consistently and he has scored 8 goals in 12 appearances for Barnsley since joining them in January, proving that he can do it at Championship level.
The other bonus is that he would most likely only command a relatively small fee, which looks like a shrewd gamble on a player who might make a massive difference to their team.
He is actually the product of the Leeds academy, having been with them until he was 10 years old. He would have an attachment to the city he would call his home-town, even though he is actually a Rangers fan.
Overall, it seems like a no-brainer. They are a great match and Leeds should go all out to secure his signature in the summer.