Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Connect with us

FLW Spotlight

Seven goal inclusions: Sheff Utd’s rumoured big-money swoop for sub par arch-rival would be a poor move

Published

on

Sheffield United pulled off a tremendous promotion win to book their return to the Premier League along with Norwich City. 

Led reliably by Chris Wilder, the Blades were in a constant battle for an automatic promotion spot and secured it one week before the end of the season.

But whilst celebrations will continue to rumble on, attention must soon turn to the small matter of ensuring they survive in the top-flight.

And that will mean carrying out some top-notch transfer business.

Wilder’s approach in the market has always been a tad unorthodox. For example, plenty of eyebrows were raised when he brought in David McGoldrick.

But he proved himself and even picked up the club’s player of the season award.

And one of the most recent names to be linked with a move to Bramall Lane would certainly fall into the unorthodox category.

The Sun (Page 59, 12/05), recently linked them with a £14million move for Fernando Forestieri – a star of their arch rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

It would be a huge move if it went through, but would it be worth it for the Blades?

Forestieri had far from the best season with his screamer against Norwich the highlight.

Just six goals and one assist in 25 appearances is not a good haul and although he was bumped down the pecking order at times it does not point to a good signing.

On average he attempted just under two shots per game which does not point to a goal hungry forward and completed 1.6 dribbles.

Whilst it would be great PR for the Blades to take one of their arch-rivals prized assets, they should be sensible.


ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Seven goal inclusions: Sheff Utd’s rumoured big-money swoop for sub par arch-rival would be a poor move

Please leave feedback to help us improve the site: