Sheffield United forward, Oliver Burke, is expected to depart Bramall Lane this summer as part of Paul Heckingbottom’s plans to develop the squad.
Heckingbottom is keen to bring in a few fresh faces over the summer but also knows he has a few players on the books who need moving on. One of those is Scottish forward Burke, who has once again struggled to make an impact and spent the second part of the season on loan with Millwall.
He did well with the Lions, and according to Yorkshire Live, Gary Rowett could look to bring Burke back to The Den if possible. However, even if that particular move isn’t possible, YL claims that Burke will be one of the players who United will look to move on anyway.
Burke, 25, was a Chris Wilder signing and joined as part of the deal which saw Callum Robinson go the other way.
Sheffield United News understands the Blades received a fee for Robinson at the time, with Burke thrown in as part of the deal.
Our View: Best For Everyone If Oliver Burke Leaves Sheffield United
Let’s be honest, it’s just not worked out again, has it? Whether that’s on Burke or Sheffield United is another discussion entirely. But on the whole, it would be best for the Scottish forward to move on.
Burke has struggled pretty much everywhere since leaving Nottingham Forest. With that, there has to be question marks on the player himself. Of course, there’s other circumstances we might not be aware of. But on the surface, he appears a player short on confidence and a bit lost in his career.
Chris Sutton previously picked up on Burke’s severe lack of composure on the ball. And you’d have to say that has been part of his problem with United.
If the Blades can get some money for Burke, then great. But even if he goes on a free, and frees up another wage, then that might work out best for all involved.