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Report: Wolves prepared to pay £15m for Sheffield United's Oli McBurnie

According to a report from the Sun, Wolves are preparing to make a £15m bid to try and sign Sheffield United striker, Oli McBurnie.

After hitting six goals last season, McBurnie has netted just once this season and has struggled in a team which has had a dismal campaign on the whole.

McBurnie played his part in the Blades’ equaliser at Leeds yesterday but has struggled to get any sort of form under his belt. The effort is usually there from the big Scotland striker but sadly, the final product is lacking.

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Wolves’ interest will come as a surprise to many United fans, who will be fully expecting to see McBurnie lead the line in the Championship next term alongside Rhian Brewster.

McBurnie, still only 24, was one of Chris Wilder’s first big signings when United won promotion to the Premier League. He is a divisive character among United fans, with his social media presence and off-field antics splitting opinion among Blades.

Wolves, meanwhile, are said to be keen to add back up for the returning Raul Jimenez, with January signing William Jose not quite working out.

£15m for McBurnie from Wolves? United could be tempted here

These are the sort of bids which are going to be difficult for United’s board.

One one hand, we paid more than that for McBurnie and should be looking to get our money back at least. But on the flip side, he’s simply not done the business and so £15m might be a decent figure to reinvest in the squad.

There’s no doubt McBurnie will be a handful in the Championship but the Blades are going to have to sell a couple. If getting rid of McBurnie meant more chance of keeping the likes of Sander Berge and John Egan, then it might be something worth considering.

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