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‘Could turn out to be a bargain’ – Sheffield United interested in 25-year-old midfielder who could be in League One next season: Opinion

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Sheffield United are interested in signing Rotherham midfielder Will Vaulks ahead of their return to the Premier League next season.

Vaulks found the net seven times for Rotherham, assisting seven more, in 41 Championship appearances for The Millers this season, but was unable to prevent them being relegated to League One after a single year in the Championship.

The midfielder, who made his debut for Wales’ national team earlier this year, may not however be joining them in the third tier, after Team Talk reported that The Blades, along with fellow promoted side Norwich; Championship play-off finalists Derby; recently relegated Premier League side Cardiff, and Sheffield Wednesday, are interested in the 25-year-old midfielder.

There is still one year remaining on Vaulks’ contract at Rotherham, but with the amount of higher tier interest in the midfielder, it seems unlikely that he will see that year out.

So would Vaulks be a good signing for Sheffield United?

We asked some of our Football League World writers for their opinions.

George Brooks

“Vaulks has been an important player for Rotherham over the past few seasons and could be a good signing for Sheffield United.

“He was one of the standout performers for the Millers in the Championship last season and could have what it takes to make the step up to the Premier League.

“The midfielder has attracted interested from a number of clubs, so Rotherham may struggle to keep hold of him and it will be interesting to see where he ends up.”

Toby Wilding

“There is no question that Vaulks is too good for League One, although it remains to be seen if he is good enough for the Premier League.

“Sheffield United have got that same sort of battling mentality that nearly kept Rotherham safe against all expectations this season, and The Blades will surely need some of that if they are to still be a Premier League side in 12 months time.

“This could therefore be a good opportunity for Vaulks to prove himself in the top flight.”

Chris Gallagher

“He’d be a decent signing.

“I have doubts as to whether Vaulks will make a big impact in the Premier League but he should suit the Blades style of play and would give them energy in the middle of the park.

“With just one year left on his deal it would be a smart move from Wilder and he could turn out to be a bargain.”


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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