Why Rangers should revisit their interest in Swansea’s Oliver McBurnie
Scottish giants Rangers have taken giant strides in a positive direction ever since Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard took over in the summer. The important barometer is the decreasing gulf in class between them and reigning champions Celtic. In fact, the difference is just two points, with both teams yet to play at the Ibrox this season.
Even though their European form has wobbled a bit recently, their league form is impeccable, the type of consistency the Gers never showed in the past few seasons. It was actually supposed to be a season of transition with Gerrard taking time to settle into his first ever top-flight managerial job but it has been a different scene altogether.
Kudos to the gaffer, he has made this team play well and most essentially, has brought the winning habit back to the club.
Furthermore, if Rangers are to continue their fine start to the season, they would require more substance in their squad. Getting a prominent goal-scorer wouldn’t be a bad idea.
They can sign Swansea City’s Oliver McBurnie, a player who is only 22 and has a big future ahead. The Gers can swoop for him, if not for now, then for the upcoming seasons. Here’s why:
McBurnie’s potential is huge
Oliver McBurnie is growing into one of the best players in the Championship this season. He has netted seven goals and supplied two assists in 17 league appearances so far, epitomising his high rate of contribution to the goals scored by the team in total.
Predominantly a centre-forward, the 22-year-old can operate as a left winger if required. His height (188cm) enables him to win aerial duels, dominate the centre-backs and be an ever-present threat from set-pieces.
The good thing about him is that he is very lethal when given a chance in front of the goal – part of the reason why he has really come into the big scene this year.
According to a report in the Daily Record in June, the Scotsman revealed that he would love to play for his boyhood club Rangers. He also wished on his birthday that he gets a chance to play for Rangers and help them win the Scottish Premiership.
Now, even though McBurnie signed a new contract with the Swans, the Gers shouldn’t be deterred by that and should make an offer for him.
Enhancing the quality of their already impressive front line would certainly increase their chances to finally win the title. Hence, the 22-year-old could be a vital signing.