Swansea City Opinion: Why Swansea City should keep Oliver McBurnie
Currently with Scotland over the international break, the young striker has been in good form for the
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Things could be worse but thanks to Oliver McBurnie, they are in relatively decent shape for a mid-table Championship side. The Scottish international is their top scorer by a large margin, with 18 goals to his name in all competitions and two in the FA Cup.
The rest have all been in the Championship, including an eight-game spell where he scored and assisted 9 goals. It showcases just how much the club value and depend on the young striker, with McBurnie playing 81% of all their Championship games.
His form even earned him a call up to the Scottish squad but more importantly for Swansea, it’s seen OGC Nice scout him. The Ligue 1 has already managed to lure away Sunderland star Josh Maja, with the 19-year-old joining Bordeaux over the winter window.
For Swansea City, they need to make sure that they do not lose Oliver McBurnie. Otherwise, things could get very bad for them. As mentioned, the 22-year-old is their top scorer by a massive distance, with Bersant Celina second in line with five goals and he has only scored one in his last 13 games.
That shows how much they depend on Oliver McBurnie. More importantly, it shows why the club shouldn’t look to cash in just right now. Because if anything, McBurnie is a reliable goalscorer and that is a valuable asset to any club in the world.
Furthermore, for a club like Swansea City, replacing him will be even harder.
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Oliver McBurnie has struggled with consistency at times but the 22-year-old is still young and has a lot of time on his hands to change that.
However, for Swansea City, he is easily among their best players and losing him could see them get relegated.