Date: 11th April 2021 at 12:40pm
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Former footballer Steve Bull has named Southampton as a potential ideal destination for striker Oli McBurnie this summer. 

The Sheffield United frontman has managed just one Premier League goal this season, encapsulating the struggles faced at Bramall Lane as the Blades sit firmly rooted to the bottom of the table.

However, having contributed six goals last term following his £20 million switch from Championship high-flyers Swansea, the 24-year-old remains a player with potential top-flight credentials.

Recently linked with a £15 million move to Bull&8217;s former club Wolves, the Hall of Famer has told Transfer Tavern who else could perhaps benefit from the 6’1 target man’s services:

“I think he could play for like a Burnley or Southampton and be a bit like Danny Ings, that sort of player.

“So I think he’ll move to somewhere like that where they’re going to survive in the League and not be fighting in the Championship for the next year or so.”

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Ralph Hasenhuttl could well be forced into the transfer market this summer should Saints’ top-scorer Danny Ings leave the club, as has been murmured recently with the 28-year-old’s contract situation unresolved.

The Austrian manager currently has Che Adams and Ings as the experienced recognised strikers at his disposal, backed up by youngsters Dan Nlundulu and Michael Obafemi.

Therefore should the three-times capped England ace leave this summer, a striker arrival would be a necessity – although McBurnie’s failings this term wouldn’t suggest he is ready to fill the goalscoring void.