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3 John Fleck replacements Sheffield United must consider if West Ham sign him

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Sheffield United’s John Fleck has been linked with a move away from Bramall Lane, with West Ham reportedly holding talks with the midfielder according to Sky Sports. 

The 27-year-old has made 27 appearances in total for the Blades this season, and has played his part in their promotion push this season.

Chris Wilder’s side are currently sat third in the Championship table, and are just six points adrift of league-leaders, Leeds United.

Fleck has over three years left on his current deal, and the reported fee that is being discussed between the two clubs is around the £4m mark.

The former Coventry midfielder was named Player of the Season for Chris Wilder’s men last season and is a firm fans favourite at the club, so supporters will be desperate for Fleck to remain with the Blades.

But who could Sheffield United look to bring in as Fleck’s replacement?

Find out below….

James McCarthy 

The Everton midfielder is struggling for game time this season and is surely looking for a loan move elsewhere.

McCarthy would be an excellent addition for any Championship side, and he could fit perfectly into the Sheffield United midfield alongside Oliver Norwood.

He should be one of Chris Wilder’s top targets if Fleck departs.

Andy King

The out-of-favour Leicester midfielder is yet to make a league appearance for the Foxes which is sure to be hugely frustrating for the Premier League winner.

He will be keen to make up for lost time and could certainly do a job for the majority of Championship teams.

King would be a cheaper option, and could be available on a loan deal if Chris Wilder decided to spend the funds gained from Fleck’s sale in other areas.

Romaine Sawyers

The Brentford midfielder has been one of the rare bright sparks in a disappointing season for the Bees since Dean Smith left the club.

Sawyers has already been linked with a move to Aston Villa according to Sky Sports, and is likely to be the subject of speculation linking him with a move away from Brentford before the transfer window closes.

Sheffield United will have to act swiftly to strike a deal for the in-demand midfielder.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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