According to a well-known journalist, Rangers have formally tabled a £4M bid for Swansea’s Oliver Mcburnie. Now, whether this is the same £4M bid we were reported to have submitted over a week ago is another question, but nevertheless whether it was last week or within the past few days, it does now seem that Steven Gerrard is deadly serious about bringing the 21-year old forward to Govan as his first marquee transfer as Rangers manager.
For his part, we know only too well McBurnie is a dyed-in-the-wool bluenose who has bigged up the idea of leaving Wales, with a non-too-subtle congratulations at his close friend Allan McGregor who clinched the same move recently, as well as admitting he may see his future outwith Swansea.
The attacker had a fine time in the Championship on loan with Barnsley last season, and his stock is pretty prime at present as a result, so this is one Gerrard and Mark Allen would want to get over the line as quickly as is feasible.
McBurnie is all about potential and along with Liverpool’s Harry Wilson, these are two promising young Brits Gerrard is keen to get among Rangers’ ranks as soon as possible.