Oli McBurnie could leave Sheffield United this summer for half the price they paid for him.
That’s according to West Ham United insider Claret and Hugh, who also claim the Hammers are interested in the striker.
They add that McBurnie could be available for as little as £10m. The Blades signed the Scotland international in 2019 for £17.5m rising to £20m (BBC Sport).
Yet McBurnie has failed to truly impress since arriving at Bramall Lane, scoring seven goals in two years.
Despite this there apparently remains interest from the Premier League. Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been linked with McBurnie. However, it’s not clear if Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure as manager will affect that.
Elsewhere, Rangers are believed to be keeping tabs on McBurnie as well. Both of those reports suggest the 24-year-old would cost £15m.
Should Sheffield United sell McBurnie?
As mentioned, McBurnie has hardly been a resounding success since joining United from Swansea City.
That said, this last season has been a huge disappointment all round. Plus, even when the South Yorkshire side were impressing in 2019/20, they weren’t scoring many goals.
Only three teams netted fewer than them when they finished ninth.
While McBurnie has struggled in the top flight, the Scot has impressed previously in the Championship.
The Blades will be back playing in the second tier of English football next term following their relegation.
They signed McBurnie in the summer of 2019 on the back of him scoring 22 goals in the division.
But they may need to sell the forward if they are to make new signings upfront. Jonson Clarke-Harris is said to be interesting United after top scoring in League One in 2020/21.
Clarke-Harris netted 31 goals to help Peterborough United to promotion.
However, interest in the 26-year-old was reported before Slavisa Jokanovic was named as boss. Whether Jokanovic is keen on Clarke-Harris remains to be seen.