Sheffield United are entering the new season with one target in mind – securing promotion.
The Blades suffered relegation last term which means that they’ll be back in the Championship this term as they look to make an immediate return to the Premier League.
New boss Slavisa Jokanovic is likely to lose at least a couple of players this summer with some already being linked with a move away.
Oli McBurnie is one of those players in question with Scottish champions Rangers said to be keen on bringing the striker to Glasgow, but if he does move on, who could Jokanovic bring in to replace him?
Here are three idea options to consider.
What a breakthrough season it’s been for Daryl Dike.
The American striker moved to Barnsley on loan from Orlando City during the January transfer window and exceeded all expectations by scoring nine goals in 19 appearances for the Tykes.
Several Premier League clubs have been linked, but given the finances that the Blades have at their disposal, they should be looking to tempt the 20-year-old to Bramall Lane next term.
A player who is arguably the Championship’s best outside of the top six.
Kieffer Moore only moved to Cardiff City last summer but enjoyed a wonderful campaign in South Wales after scoring 20 goals in 42 appearances for the Bluebirds.
Moore deserves to be playing for a promotion-contender and so a move to lead the line for Sheffield United could be the perfect move for both parties.
A player who Slavisa Jokanovic knows very well from their time together at Fulham.
Mitrovic seems to be coming to the end of his time at Craven Cottage and so could be available for a move this summer as a result.
While the Serbian striker may be looking higher than the Championship for his next challenge, it’s certainly worth Jokanovic’s time to see whether a potential reunion could tempt him to Bramall Lane – after all, the Sheffield United fans would love the charismatic attacker.