Swansea ace Oliver McBurnie responds to reported £15m Sheffield United bid

Oliver McBurnie of Swansea City during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Swansea and Brentford at the Liberty Stadium on February 17, 2019 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

Sheffield United have reportedly bid for Swansea City’s Oliver McBurnie.

Oliver McBurnie of Swansea City during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Swansea and Brentford at the Liberty Stadium on February 17, 2019 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

Swansea City ace Oliver McBurnie says he is flattered by links to Sheffield United but reiterated his focus is solely on playing football and letting the two clubs come to a decision, the BBC reports.

“It’s flattering. It means you are doing something right getting attention from clubs like that,” McBurnie said.

“But everyone knows me, I’ll keep my head focused on the pitch and focused on football, not let my head get turned and get on with things. It’s not my decision, it’s the clubs’ decisions and them two will speak about that.”

 

According to a report by BBC Sport, Sheffield United have seen their latest £15 million bid for McBurnie turned down by the Championship club.

Swansea have already lost one of their top players in Daniel James who joined Manchester United, while last season’s manager Graham Potter left the Swans to takeover the Brighton and Hove Albion job.

The Welsh club won’t want to lose another key figure in McBurnie, with the talented 23-year-old attacker topping the club’s scoring charts with an impressive 22 goals last season.

Oliver McBurnie of Swansea City (L) in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Liberty Stadium on April 5, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

The BBC claim Swansea will seek in excess of £20 million for the former Bradford City man - a fee which would eclipse Sheffield United’s transfer record.

The Blades have been relatively busy in the market so far, bringing in the likes of Ravel Morrison, Phil Jagielka, Luke Freeman and Callum Robinson with the latter joining from Preston North End.

McBurnie has plenty of potential and would arguably be the Yorkshire club’s most important purchase of the summer, but his lack of top-flight experience raises question marks over his reported hefty price tag.

Oli McBurnie of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

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