Barnsleyare seeking to complete the loan deal for Swansea City man OliMcBurnie before the summer window deadline, according to reports.
The Reds have been seeking the player’s signature all summer having identified him as the man to help the club.
The manager Paul Heckingbottom recently said there was a “deal in principle” with the Premier League side. Till date the South Yorkshire side is still waiting for the final word from The Swans before the deadline elapses.
Swansea manager Paul Clement might lose recovering Fernando Llorente to other league sides so he wants to get his own team striking needs covered before losing more legs. Llorente’s 15 goals were crucial as the club beat the relegation battle to maintain their top tier status. He injured his shoulder in a cycling accident that has sidelined him from the three league games so far.
Clement has had to rely on Jordan Ayew and Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham for the goals so far. While he is seeking to add more legs, he does not want to lose any potential replacement.
The player in question McBurnie was at Burnley before joining the rest of the Scotland U-21 for international duty. Heckingbottom wants the player to join Tom Bradshaw, Chelsea loanee Ike Ugbo and new addition MamadouThiam. So far Bradsaw, who joined the club for £600,000 last year, has gotten three goals in six games while Ugbo scored his first last week.
Swansea might even come for Barnsley defender Andy Yiadombefore the deadline. Aside the McBurnie deal, Oakwell seem to have concluded transfer plans for the summer.