Wolverhampton Wanderers are said to be lining up a move for Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie.
That’s according to The Sun, who claim Nuno Espirito Santo is determined to add some extra firepower this summer.
The boss apparently wants competition for Raul Jimenez and the Scotland international is said to fit the bill.
The report explains that McBurnie’s ability to operate as a target man or as a second striker is part of his appeal for Wolves.
Although not yet mathematically confirmed, the Blades will be heading back to the Championship at the end of the season, meaning they will likely have to make some player sales.
They value McBurnie at around £15 million, having signed him from Swansea City in a deal reportedly worth up to £20 million in 2019 (BBC Sport).
So far in 2020/21, McBurnie has scored just one goal in a campaign where he’s had a couple of injuries.
It does not seem at all likely that Wolves would make a move for McBurnie.
While he has the potential to be a handful, he doesn’t score that often – at least in the Premier League.
His record of seven goals in 74 appearances in the competition is far from encouraging.
This season has shown that Wolves struggle in the absence of Jimenez, and Nuno needs someone who can provide adequate cover and competition.
On social media, plenty of fans dismissed the McBurnie link:
— EthanPaddock03 (@ethanprogames) April 3, 2021
stop it right now
— 𝜧🐺 (@deathblossom69) April 3, 2021
Give me strength
— Matt 🔮 (@mattkirkham98) April 3, 2021
Is this an April fool ,mcburnie I wouldn’t pay 15 quid
— andrew weaver (@andreww83034229) April 3, 2021
Please please please tell me this a late April fool.
— ian warhurst (@ianwarhurst2) April 3, 2021
Oh god no
— the legendary (@el_y3eeto) April 3, 2021
Bit late for April fools.
— CJPS (@CJ061288) April 3, 2021
Prefer mir back tbf
— steven hudson (@stevenhudson2) April 4, 2021
Ridiculous! May as well play Mir, Campana, or Bonatini if this is the case and spend £15m where we need it
— Danny perry (@DanPez7) April 4, 2021