Leeds United fans are desperate to see Paul Heckingbottom sign Oli McBurnie this summer.
Leeds United fans on Twitter are hoping that Paul Heckingbottom takes advantage of his link with Oli McBurnie and signs the red-hot striker this summer.
Heckingbottom took the Swansea City-owned marksman to Barnsley on a half-season loan in January and six goals in eight Championship games has seen his profile spike over the past couple of months.
The Elland Road side badly need at least one striker in the summer transfer as United - 13th in the table - look set to finish well outside the top six, barring a miraculous run of form in the final few months.
McBurnie was on target again last night in the Tykes' 1-1 draw with Norwich, and fans of the West Yorkshire outfit would love to see the red-hot Scot signed this summer.
That McBurnie at Barnsley banging them in, worth a punt #lufc?— Mark Ram (@LufcRammy) March 13, 2018
Born in Leeds too
Would be really tempted to get Ollie McBurnie in summer. Hecky signed him on loan at Barnsley before he came here. Smashing goals in for fun at the moment, young player who's got years to develop.— :) (@Max_LUFC) March 13, 2018
Also, he's a Leeds lad, (possibly a Leeds fan too). Surely the perfect fit. #lufc
Would be a top signing if leeds could pull that off @andrearadri #lufc we need to start preparing for next season and start moving forward and forget about this horrible season #MOT #leedsalways https://t.co/ICiynm6Pky— ALL LEEDS (@LUFC_456) March 13, 2018
See Leeds maybe interested in mcburnie. Whether that just speculation or not. He has bloody scored again for Barnsley— mick brown (@mickleeds23) March 13, 2018
Get too Leeds lad— (:Sam:) (@_SamLUFC) March 12, 2018
There a young lad at Barnsley Fc who is banging em in for fun.— Paul Heckingbottom (@paulheckylufc) March 12, 2018
Victor won't be interested though.
When Hamburg are finally and deservedly relegated this season, he will have to take a wage cut I imagine.
At the moment, it looks like McBurnie would represent an outstanding signing if Leeds were able to get him, but is it viable?
Swansea might also be a Championship club by next season and surely they would elect to keep him for their promotion bid.
Leeds' best hope of signing him lies in City staying in the Premier League, but even then, McBurnie might well have earned top-flight chances with the Swans for next season if he continues in the same vein at Oakwell.