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Report identifies type of player Sheffield United could target this summer

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Sheffield United have drawn up a shortlist of young Premier League players they could look to sign during the summer transfer window a report from The Athletic has revealed.

Following their relegation from the Premier League last season, the Blades will be looking to strengthen their squad this summer as they look to secure promotion from the Championship.

Now it seems as though the Bramall Lane club are hopeful of retaining some top-flight influence around the squad next season.

According to this latest update, Sheffield United have already identified a number of Premier League youngsters who they could look to recruit this summer to aid their push for promotion in 2021/22.

It is thought that recently appointed Sheffield United manager Slavisa Jokanovic is happy with the squad he has at his disposal, but has drawn up a list of younger top-flight players he could look to sign on loan ahead of the new campaign.

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There is some room for additions to Sheffield United’s first-team squad this summer, with the club having released four senior players – Phil Jagielka, Jack Rodwell, John Lundstram and Simon Moore – in their end of season released and retained list.

The Verdict

I do think that this could be a sensible approach for Sheffield United to take in the summer transfer window.

We have already seen in recent years that there are plenty of benefits to be had for Championship clubs in loaning young players from the Premier League, given the quality they possess, and ability to make an impact in the second-tier that they have previously demonstrated.

As a result, you do feel as though bringing in players of this nature could certainly help the Blades, as they look to secure a swift promotion back to the Premier League next season.

Indeed, given the experience those young players could gain from a season challenging for promotion with Sheffield United, you do feel that Bramall Lane could be an appealing destination for Premier League clubs when it comes to loaning out young players for the 2021/22 campaign.


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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