Leeds born Swansea striker Oli McBurnie is sought after by Leeds according to journalist Alan Nixon. Leeds have 10 days to replace not only the goals of Chris Wood but the seriously thin front line in general. The youngster is apparently on the radar.
McBurnie (21) has been at Swansea since 2015, signing for Bradford City as a youngster. He has been played in the Swans first-team but needs to be playing on a regular basis to see if he will make the cut. With Wood leaving Leeds is McBurnie going to provide the goals needed to help us progress? Is loaning a player really the answer after making the best part of £20 million on Wood, and let’s not forget that we also sold Charlie Taylor for around £7 million. If we really are to progress then we need to be spending the money we recoup from player sales, otherwise we are back to square one. McBurnie might be a very good talent, so why not buy him if this is the case, and we certainly need other players as well as the talented youngster.
We currently have only one striker on the books, Caleb Ekuban. The Ghanaian striker made an impressive league debut yesterday and linked up well the players playing behind him. The issue is that he pulled up yesterday, what looked like a hamstring. That could be some time before he comes back into the fold and that leaves, well nobody. Souleymane Doukara still didn’t make the bench yesterday despite no striker being available to make the bench and Kemar Roofe ended up playing the most advanced role in the last stages of the game. One thing is for sure, we need options, we need them fast, and we need to be spending some money on them.