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After Wolves links, could Swansea be tempted by McBurnie reunion if promoted?

After being recently linked with Wolves, could Swansea City also consider a reunion with Oli McBurnie this summer?

The Swans are very much in a promotion battle from the Championship, currently sitting in third position.

They only have five games remaining to make up the seven points between themselves and Watford in the automatic promotion places.

But even if they have to do it via the playoffs, there is every chance Swansea could be back playing in the Premier League next season.

If that’s the case, then they’re likely to be looking to recruit some new players to try and keep them in the top flight.

Despite their impressive form, goals haven’t exactly flowed for Steve Cooper’s side in 2020/21.

They are the lowest scorers in the top eight, instead relying more on a strong defence to achieve their positive results.

That would suggest that if any part of the pitch needs improving, it’s upfront.

Already linked with Wolves, could Swansea join McBurnie chase?

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Sheffield United could well be swapping places with the South Welsh team this summer.

Their relegation is not yet confirmed mathematically, but looks to be inevitable.

Despite a poor showing in front of goal this term, McBurnie is one of those United players being linked with an exit when they do go down.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are said to be keen on the striker and are ready to offer £15m to sign him.

This would see the Blades recoup most of the £17.5m (BBC Sport) they paid for McBurnie two years ago. That was the initial fee for the 24-year-old, with the transfer potentially rising to £20m depending on add-ons.

With just seven goals in two campaigns at Bramall Lane, United could well be tempted.

Those stats also beg the question why Wolves are interested. As for the Swans, they are well aware of McBurnie’s potential.

The Scotland international scored 22 league goals for them in 2018/19 before getting his big money move to South Yorkshire.

After spending four years at the Liberty Stadium, McBurnie has a strong connection with the club. The forward was pictured in the stands in 2019/20 for the derby match with Cardiff City.

What about Brewster?

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While we’re on the subject, Rhian Brewster is another Blades attacker who has fond memories of Swansea.

Brewster scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for the Swans last season while on loan from Liverpool.

Again, having seen what the England Under-21 international can do, perhaps they would be tempted with a reunion after promotion.

Although Brewster is another who has struggled this term, failing to score since making a club record £23m switch from Anfield.

Former manager Chris Wilder has stressed that was £20m upfront with a further £3m in add-ons.

But even so, with Brewster under contract for four more years, United are likely to want at least that to sell him.

A deal for McBurnie is probably more likely. But Swansea would potentially at least consider both players if they go up.

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