As reported by The Scottish Sun, Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie has revealed his ambition to play for boyhood heroes Rangers one day.
Currently on loan and in-form at Championship outfit Barnsley, McBurnie could make his Scotland debut during the international break after Alex McLeish gave him a confidence boosting call-up for the friendlies against Costa Rica and Hungary.
Now, the striker has revealed another big career goal is to one day play for Rangers, speaking with passion about his boyhood heroes from Ibrox.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the 21-year-old said:
There were murmurs about Rangers in January but nothing ever happens easily or simply for me.
I got told about 3pm on deadline day that nothing was going to happen and I had a certain amount of clubs to pick from. I ended up choosing Barnsley and it’s going well for me at the minute.
Would I play for Rangers down the line? Of course.
I grew up supporting them and one day I would love to pull on the jersey.
We’ll just have to see how my career goes and see if I am lucky enough to pull it on.
It certainly sounds like he’d love to play for the club in the future, but does he have the ability to shine for the Light Blues?
McBurnie hasn’t had much first team football in his career so far, given his age, but has shown exciting potential and certainly enough ability to make himself a hero with the Rangers support.
In a short loan spell at Newport County he scored three goals in three games and this season at Barsnley has scored six Championship goals in nine appearances.
He has found it more difficult in the Swansea first team, netting twice in 18 appearances, but the Premier League is a massive step up from the level required at Rangers.
His form for Swansea’s U23 side is un-paralleled, with the player scoring 34 times and assisting six more in just 36 appearances for the development side.
If he can replicate this record at Rangers he would be a massive hit and the club should currently be assessing all options to bring him to Scotland, given his passion for playing for the club one day.