Glasgow Rangers could now be ahead of Leeds United in race for Oliver McBurnie

Oli McBurnie of Swansea in action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on October 24, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers and Leeds United are both keen admirers of Oliver McBurnie.

Swansea City's English striker Oli McBurnie (R) vies with Manchester United's DR Congo-born defender Axel Tuanzebe during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Swansea...

Glasgow Rangers should be delighted that Leeds United have decided against putting Oliver McBurnie at the top of their striking shortlist.

According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers are set to launch a £4 million bid for the Swansea City striker, in the hope of bringing him to Ibrox.

Rangers were expected to face fierce competition in the race to sign the youngster, but one of their main rivals seems to be pondering whether the move would be a good one.

Oliver McBurnie of Swansea City and Thibaut Courois of Chelsea  shake hands after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on November 29, 2017 in...

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds have not made McBurnie their first choice and that could give Rangers a chance to complete the transfer before Paul Heckingbottom’s side even have a chance.

If Rangers move early for McBurnie, Leeds could be too busy chasing their other, higher priority targets to give them any real competition.

Oli McBurnie is seen during a training session prior to the International Friendly match between Scotland and Costa Rica at  Orium Sports Centr on March 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And that should encourage Steven Gerrard’s side to move sooner rather than later.

McBurnie is a staunch Rangers supporter, and he could be a great addition at Ibrox.

The powerful forward has scored nine times in just 17 Championship appearances while on loan at Barnsley this season, and looks to have the potential to lead the line at Rangers for the years ahead.

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