Sheffield United fans probably won’t be too disheartened to hear that Oliver Burke has admitted he’d like to seal a move away from Bramall Lane to Millwall if he can.
The former Celtic and RB Leipzig man is currently on loan with the Lions and scored at the weekend after coming back from injury recently. Coincidentally, Millwall are one of the teams who could derail United’s own promotion push.
Burke was signed by former Blades boss Chris Wilder. At the time, he was essentially a swap for Callum Robinson but endured a miserable time at the Lane, scoring just a solitary goal in the league away at Manchester United.
And Burke, speaking to local media down in London, has conceded it would be great for him if the option of a permanent move to The Den came up.
“I can’t really say too much at this point. I just have to do my very best on this loan at Millwall and if something comes up here, then amazing,” Burke said. (Yorkshire Live)
“I’m really enjoying my time here. I feel good here but we’ll have to see what happens. You know what football can be like. We’ll see.”
Burke is under contract with United until the summer of 2023. However, the club will be more than willing to offload him, if not just to see his wages cleared.
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It sends shivers down the spine. The thought of Oliver Burke being the man to prevent Sheffield United pushing for the playoffs is a miserable one.
Burke was woeful with the Blades. There were question marks about attitude and other bits and bobs flying around, and it was no surprise he was one of the players who left when Heckingbottom spoke of the importance of certain players leaving.
If, however, he does score the goals that put Millwall into the top six ahead of us, then it will sting. Burke, of course, would probably love nothing more.