Leeds United’s interest in Oli McBurnie has been heavily documented but have they just missed out on the race to sign the forward?
The chance to sign him weeks ago would have been a lot easier than the current situation the club find themselves in.
With Rangers now entering the fray for the forward, Leeds have an uphill battle in order to sign talented youngster.
McBurnie is set to become a free agent but at the age of 21, will command compensation to be agreed with parent club Swansea City.
With Leeds set to make an approach for former loanee Kyle Bartley, the club will be apprehensive to fall into bad favour with the recently relegated Swans and will hope that an agreement could be made for both.
However, no such rule applies to Rangers, who could snatch the talented striker without any compensation and offer him first team football under the tutoring of Liverpool legend and manager Steven Gerrard.
If Leeds are serious on a move for McBurnie, they must act fast and get the deal over the line.
With 9 goals in 17 appearances for Barnsley, the Leeds born striker has already shown he can do business in the Championship and would improve our current attacking ranks.
Should Leeds act fast on McBurnie or look into tiger avenues for a forward? Have your say in the comments below.
By Ryan Ingham