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Oli McBurnie joins Sheffield United from Swansea as Premier League side smash transfer record again

Sheffield United have confirmed the signing of striker Oli McBurnie from Swansea for a club-record Transfer.

The fee for the 23-year-old is believed to be in the region of £17.5million, with the rest of the offer dependant on add-ons.

The Scotland international, who scored 22 goals in the Championship last season, has agreed a four-year contract at Bramall Lane.

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

“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 at an age where his better years are ahead of him – hopefully he and the club can continue to grow together.”

The Premier League newcomers broke their club record in signing striker Lys Mousset for £10m from Bournemouth earlier this month.

They have also signed forward Callum Robinson, midfielders Ravel Morrison, Luke Freeman and Ben Osborn, former defender Phil Jagielka and keeper Dean Henderson.

Wilder continued: “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.

Wilder has recruited significantly this summer
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“Over the years we’ve had the stigma of being a selling club and, of course, there will be sales in the future, but it should be noted that we are a buying club.

“We’ve spent a significant amount and the owners deserve a huge amount of credit for the way they have sanctioned our assault on the transfer market.”

McBurnie began his career at Bradford and the Bantams, relegated to League Two last season, are set for a windfall having put a sell-on clause in the deal that took him to Swansea in 2015.

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