The newly promoted team of Sheffield United, who is back in Premier League this season, has guaranteed another crucial signing. Oliver McBurnie, who was one of the breakout stars of Championship, playing in Swansea signed for 4 years, for an estimated fee of €20million.
The club, who had previously break their own transfer record this window, makes it again, turning McBurnie into their most expensive signing ever. Oliver McBurnie was one of the talents under the radar that we highlighted in a previous article and he was a long time target of the Blades boss Chris Wilder.
An international for Scotland, McBurnie was born in Leeds though. He grew through the academy of Leeds United, signing with Bradford City in 2013.
After some seasons in nonprofessional football with Chester, Oli was signed by Swansea City in 2015. He was loaned to Newport County, Bristol Rovers and Barnsley, until he finally broke through the Swans main team last season.
In Swansea, McBurnie, who can play as a centre forward or as a winger, scored 24 goals in 44 appearances last season. His transfer to Sheffield is also the highest transfer fee of a Scottish player ever.
The seven capped Scottish player, joins Luke Freeman, Phil Jagielka, Callum Robinson, Ravel Morrison, Lys Mousset, Ben Osborn and loanee Dean Henderson into Bramall Lane. A transfer window that Sheffield considers historical and where the team seems to be working hard to try to survive into the Premier League.
How well prepared is the newly promoted team from Sheffield?