Sheffield United have been looking at Wigan Athletic forward Kyle Joseph ahead of the summer transfer window as the Blades join the race for the in-demand 19-year-old, according to Chronicle Live.
Joseph is a player that has been attracting a lot of potential transfer interest heading into the summer, with the forward having enjoyed a promising spell with the Latics in League One firing in five goals in his 18 league appearances.
The 19-year-old is out of contract this summer, but Wigan have moved to offer him a new deal to try and keep him at the club.
There has also previously been reports that the likes of Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in making a potential move for the 19-year-old as well. While Football Insider claimed he could cost around £1 million.
The latest report from Chronicle Live has now revealed that Sheffield United are also in the mix of sides that are interested in securing Joseph’s signature. That comes with the Blades believed to have been looking at the 19-year-old ahead of the summer window. However, the same report outlines that Newcastle remain the favourites to secure any move for the attacker.
This could be a very smart signing for Sheffield United if they are able to make this move happen this summer. Joseph is a player with a lot of potential and he is exactly the right profile of player to be targeting for the Blades’ rebuild as they prepare for life back in the Championship. He has the potential to come in and develop into an excellent performer over the next few years.
Joseph might even be tempted by the prospect of being able to feature for Sheffield United in the Championship next term, with the chances of him playing at Newcastle straight away perhaps limited by his age and the other options they have in the attacking positions.
Sheffield United would show real ambition for the future under Slavisa Jokanovic if they are able to bring in a player with Joseph’s potential ahead of other sizeable clubs in the hunt for him. Their new manager has already shown he can develop young and talented players in the Championship as he did with Ryan Sessegnon when he was in charge at Fulham, a similar thing could happen here with Joseph.