Date: 14th April 2021 at 7:10pm
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Wolves’ all-time top scorer Steve Bull, who managed to notch up 306 goals for the Wanderers, has poured cold water on rumours linking with a move to Molineux.

Wolves have been linked with a £15 million move for the striker – some £5 million short of the fee paid by Sheffield United for his services – but Bull remains unconvinced that he is a top target for the Wanderers.

Speaking to FootballFanCast, Bull claimed of the Scotland international:

“I can’t see that happening to be fair but I think Oli McBurnie is frustrated at Sheffield United so he might want to get away but I can’t see it myself.

“I think Wolves will be looking more towards a Portuguese striker with Mendes’ links, but I’ve said before that we do need somebody who has done it in the Premier League.”

Compared to other similar strikers in ’s top leagues, McBurnie is a surprisingly robust defensive presence despite his forward role.

He is in the top 1% of similar strikers for aerials won per 90 (8.96) and averages 1.67 clearances per game.

These figures point to a physical all-round presence in the mould of a target man, but McBurnie falls short in the one area that counts most – goals.

He has just one goal in 1324 minutes of Premier League action this season and ranks in the bottom 20% of his positional peers for non-penalty goals and shots per 90.

In that sense, Bull is justified in struggling to see where McBurnie would fit in – and it is questionable if he has even ‘done it’ in the league this season.

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