Oli McBurnie could be in line for a return to the English Premier League as Wolves mark the Scotland striker as a transfer Plan B (Sun).

The forward moved to Sheffield United in 2019 for a fee of £20 million, making him the most expensive Scottish footballer of all time. But he hasn’t hit form since moving to the English Championship club and has scored seven times in 71 appearances. But Wolves remain keen on his services.


Wanted in the Premier League. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Wolves want reinforcements in the forward area and their primary targets are South Korean duo Hwang Hee-Chan and Lee Kang-in. But they face a race against time to get those completed in time for Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

McBurnie could emerge as a Wolves alternative but only on a loan deal. Given Sheffield United invested £20 million in McBurnie, they would likely need convincing to part with the Scotland forward for £0, even on a temporary basis. There has been an interest in the 25-year-old for months. McBurnie has 16 caps for Scotland but hasn’t scored.

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke has stuck by McBurnie during his dips in form but he has not been selected for September’s World Cup qualifiers against Denmark, Moldova and Austria. He missed Euro 2020 with a broken foot bone and now faces a fight to get back into the squad, due to the form of Che Adams, Lyndon Dykes and Kevin Nisbet.

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