Former Sheffield United player Brian Deane has stated that he feels that Stefan Johansen would struggle to fit in at the club if he signed for the Blades this summer, during an exclusive interview with Football League World.
The Norwegian midfielder spent the majority of the season just gone on loan at Queens Park Rangers from his parent club Fulham and appears to be out of favour under Scott Parker at Craven Cottage.
Johansen has just one year remaining on his current contract with the Whites who were recently relegated from the Premier League and could be one a number of players who departs West London this summer as they look to rebuild back in the Championship.
Slavisa Jokanovic has now taken over the role as Blades boss and previously managed the midfielder during his tenure at Fulham.
Now, Deane has discussed the prospect of the two men potentially linking up at Bramall Lane in the near future, with the ex-striker stating the following to FLW:
“I know Stefan Johansen from when I used to manage in Norway. He’s a very good player, obviously since then he has left Norway and taken in a good spell at Celtic and more recently he has done very well for Fulham.
“You know at this time of year, if clubs are looking to keep players that they view as essential, they would be offering them new contracts.
“Jokanovic has to come in and assess what areas of the squad need improving before he brings anyone in.
“I’m not sure if he wants to be signing a player of that age, we will have to wait and see what his plans are for the younger players in the squad and what he is going to be about in the grand scheme of things first before he makes any moves.”