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Sheffield United smash transfer record on Championship striker


Sheffield United have “smashed” their transfer record to sign Oli McBurnie, the club have confirmed.

The Premier League new boys have reportedly paid £20m for the striker.

McBurnie netted 22 times in the Championship for Swansea last season.

“We’ve had to be patient and work very hard to get Oli to Bramall Lane but I am confident he will be a tremendous success,” said Blades boss Chris Wilder.

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“We need options at the top of the pitch and Oli, as anyone who has watched a significant amount of Championship football will tell you, offers plenty in that area.

“He fits the profile of our transfer policy this season and is an age where his better years are ahead of him – hopefully he and the club can continue to grow together.

“I’m delighted with the transfer business over the summer, Oli is a big piece of the jigsaw, and the squad is shaping up ready for what will be a long and demanding season.”