Sheffield United are planning for life in the Premier League next season and it’s going to be interesting to see who they look to sign for their latest crack at the top-flight.
Chris Wilder has had a happy knack of bringing in players that may not have had much expected of them before turning them into real stars and it is an impressive trait he’ll look to replicate this summer.
However, will he be at the club?
Reports today from Football Insider suggest that managerless Brighton are looking at making an offer to bring him to the south coast, with Chris Hughton leaving a day after the Premier League season ended.
It appears the Seagulls are growing tired with the chase for Graham Potter too.
Indeed, when Hughton was first removed from his post, it quickly became apparent that Potter was the man that they wanted to come in from Swansea.
Swansea have fought hard to keep him, though, and as negotiations go on there, Brighton appear to be looking at other potential options.
Wilder would surely be a good appointment, too, but, let’s be honest, Sheffield United fans surely have nothing to worry about right now.
Had the Blades not gone up perhaps there would have been an issue but Wilder has been dreaming of leading his club into the top-flight for some time.
He’s a fan first and foremost and he’s not ashamed to hide that, why would he give up on such a clear dream to move to Brighton?
With all due respect, Brighton are not Liverpool or Manchester United. Arguably, the Blades are of a bigger stature than the Seagulls – regardless of their longer Premier League stint of late or the fact they may – and it’s a big may – have a bigger budget.
Yes, the Brighton project is a good one and they have been brilliant in what they’ve done in recent years, make no mistake. They have decent players and an exciting stadium and room to grow but the Blades’ is just as intriguing.
And, for a Sheffield man born and bred, it would take something far bigger than the job at the Amex to prise him away at this moment in time.