Report: Oli McBurnie having medical ahead of £20m Sheffield United move
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Report: Oli McBurnie having medical ahead of £20m Sheffield United move

Oli McBurnie is having a medical at Sheffield United ahead of a £20m move from Swansea City, according to the Sun.

BBC Sport previously reported that the Swans were “seriously considering” the latest offer after rejecting an opening £15m bid.

Now it seems they are ready to sell McBurnie, who has travelled to finalise his switch to Bramall Lane.

It will see the Blades break their transfer record for a fourth time since earning promotion to the Premier League. Luke Freeman, Callum Robinson and Lys Mousset have all briefly become their most expensive signing ever after coming back to the top flight for the first time in 12 years.

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The BBC says that the fee is rising to £20m. The Sun have added further clarity by adding that the South Yorkshire club will pay an initial £17m up front. There is a further £3m in add-ons.

Swansea believe that the money they will receive will go a long way to solving their financial issues. There have been problems at the Welsh side ever since they were relegated to the Championship in 2018.

The sale of Daniel James to Manchester United has helped and now the exit of McBurnie will move them closer to balancing the books.

As for the Blades, manager Chris Wilder will sign the striker he has been seeking for some time. Starting the summer with David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp as the only natural options in the position, it was clear Wilder wanted to add two more number nines to his squad if possible.

First Mousset was signed from Bournemouth in a £10m deal and now McBurnie will bolster the forward line even further. The 23-year-old scored 24 goals in 44 games in all competitions last season.

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