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02 Aug 2019, 18:04 IST
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Oli McBurnie has signed for Sheffield United

Sheffield United have accomplished the signing of striker Oli McBurnie from Swansea Metropolis in a club-record deal believed to be value £20million.

McBurnie starred for Swansea within the Championship final time period, scoring 22 targets within the second tier.

The 23-year-old, who beforehand made 16 top-flight appearances whereas at Swansea with out scoring, has now turn out to be United’s eighth signing of the shut season, signing a four-year contract because the Blades proceed to strengthen forward of their first season within the Premier League since 2006-07.

Blades boss Chris Wilder was delighted to have secured one of many membership’s long-term targets.

“We have needed to be affected person and work very laborious to get Oli to Bramall Lane however I’m assured he shall be an incredible success,” Wilder informed United’s official web site.

“We want choices on the prime of the pitch and Oli, as anybody who has watched a big quantity of Championship soccer will inform you, provides loads in that space.

“He suits the profile of our switch coverage this season and is an age the place his higher years are forward of him – hopefully he and the membership can proceed to develop collectively.

“I am delighted with the switch enterprise over the summer time, Oli is an enormous piece of the jigsaw, and the squad is shaping up prepared for what shall be a protracted and demanding season.”

United spherical off their pre-season preparations away at Reims on Saturday, earlier than kicking off their Premier League marketing campaign towards Bournemouth on August 10.

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