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Ollie McBurnie bid shows Steven Gerrard’s ambition is already rubbing off at Ibrox

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Ollie McBurnie bid shows Steven Gerrard’s ambition is already rubbing off at Ibrox

The Swansea youngster would be a signing of intent for the Gers.

According to The Sun, newly appointed Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has already launched a £4 million bid to tempt Swansea City striker Ollie McBurnie to Ibrox.

The Gers ended their league campaign in bizarre fashion as they held out an entertaining 5-5 draw at Hibernian, meaning they finished the season in third place behind Aberdeen and treble-chasers Celtic.

However, despite finishing substantially behind their bitter-rivals, the appointment of Gerrard represents the club’s intent to close the gap between the two Glasgow clubs, and the bid for McBurnie is showing early positive signs.

The Swans forward has found it challenging to break into the South Wales side since his 2015 move from Bradford City.

However, the 21-year-old has excelled since his loan move to Barnsley this season, which saw the youngster hit nine goals in 17 games.

The Scotland international will rejoin his recently relegated Swansea side in the summer with a potential move undoubtedly on his mind.

McBurnie was a keen Rangers supporter growing up, and the appointment of Gerrard could persuade the striker to consider a move up North.

With just one year left on his contract, Rangers will hope that a £4 million bid is enough to secure a deal – with the chance to play for his boyhood club an even greater incentive.

The transfer would represent Gerrard’s early attempts to stamp his authority at Ibrox and could be the signing that spurs the club to a title challenge next season.

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