Oli McBurnie key hint about his Sheffield United future

Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie has recently discussed his future at Bramall Lane amid renewed speculation about a potential free transfer to Rangers. McBurnie’s contract is set to expire next summer, allowing him to make a pre-contract move abroad, possibly as early as January.

Last summer, McBurnie had an option to extend his contract with the Blades for an additional year, but like several other key players at Bramall Lane, including former Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, his future remains uncertain. Given his strong affinity for Rangers and his status as a Scottish international, McBurnie has been linked with a move to Ibrox in the past, and it’s likely that the Glasgow giants are keeping an eye on his situation in the Premier League.


McBurnie, who was Sheffield United’s record signing at £20 million when he joined from Swansea in 2019, is currently sidelined with a groin injury expected to keep him out of action for about a month, which is another setback for the Blades in their battle for survival. Despite his injury, Oli McBurnie has previously expressed his enjoyment of life at Bramall Lane, where he moved closer to his native Leeds after returning from South Wales. Before his injury, he was asked if he would like to stay at the club if the opportunity arose.


“Definitely, You know how happy I am here and I’m settled back up north. Being around it, I get on well with the fans and the staff and all the boys. I love it here so yes, it’s a no-brainer,” he told The Star.


The 27-year-old has arguably been Sheffield United’s most important player this season showing his ability to lead the line and hold up the ball when his side are penned in. He was able to bag his first goal of the campaign from the penalty spot against Manchester United, but he was subsequently substituted as a result of his groin injury.