Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie insists he is happy at the Blades despite the fact that he has still not signed a new contract.
The Scotland international’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and he has been tipped for a move to Rangers. When asked whether he would like to remain at Bramall Lane, McBurnie replied:
“I do really feel settled and I think that’s one thing for me; when I am settled you do see the best side of me. It was the same when I was at Swansea, I felt settled and I felt like everything was a part of me. I felt like I was at home and then when I don’t have to worry about any of that, I can show what I’m about as a footballer.”
McBurnie is a self-professed Gers supporter so there is no doubt that he would be open to making the switch to Ibrox on a free transfer next summer.
With United in the midst of a promotion battle, though, it does appear that the player is hedging his bets somewhat. The 26-year-old has been a regular starter for the Yorkshire club, scoring nine goals, and he knows he may have the opportunity of playing in the Premier League if he remains in England.
It is believed that Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom will sit down for talks with McBurnie in the New Year. By that time, though, Rangers will be allowed to start direct discussions with the forward as well.