Sheffield United are rivalling Brighton and Hove Albion to the potential signing of Bristol City midfielder, Josh Brownhill, according to Sky Sports (7th June, 9:56am).
The Robins midfielder has been impressive for Lee Johnson’s side this season as they finished eighth in the Championship.
He featured in all but one league game, which shows that he is likely to be one of the first names on the team-sheet in Johnson’s squad.
Brownhill has five goals and four assists to his name from last year’s campaign, and he’ll be keen to build on that heading into next season.
Derby and Leeds are said to be interested in signing him as well, although it’s likely that Brighton and Sheffield United will be the frontrunners to land his signature, with Premier League football being offered.
Chris Wilder will be looking to add quality to his side ahead next season, as they prepare for life back in the top-flight after a lengthy absence.
But would Brownhill be a good signing for the Blades?
“This would be an excellent signing.
“Sheffield United are never going to go mad in the transfer window, but adding Brownhill would be a very clever move.
“The Blades would have some serious depth in midfield and that competition is only going to make them stronger.”
“This could be a good move.
“The Blades will need some midfield recruits in the summer if they are to compete in the Premier League next season, and Brownhill would certainly be a reliable option to have for the Blades.
“He should also be in the Blades’ transfer budget, and will be keen to finally take his chance in the top tier.”
“He would be a great signing for the Blades.
“Brownhill deserves a shot in the Premier League and I think he could adjust to the step up. Also, if they are relegated, he would be a great player to have in the Championship.
“Wilder’s team could do with greater strength in depth in midfield following the departure of Paul Coutts. Norwood and Fleck should be able to make the step up but Lundstram could struggle, so Brownhill would be an upgrade on him.”