Sheffield United may well have to sell players before they bring any new ones in this coming January, as per a recent report by The Star.
The Blades endured a frustrating summer transfer window as they largely struggled to bring in many reinforcements and arguably ended that period without signing all of the players that were on Slavisa Jokanovic’s hitlist.
It is understood that the Serb is looking to make three new additions at the turn of the new year, with two new wingers and a holding midfielder said to be on his list.
A lot of pressure was placed on the club’s budget following their relegation from the Premier League because of the global pandemic and as a result of this, the Blades could be forced into selling some of their players come January.
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It is stated further within the same report that Jokanovic would be open to selling players that are under contract but on the fringes of his plans, with it being suggested that at least two sales are required in order to generate the funds needed to bring in some new recruits.
Many people would have been forgiven for thinking that Sheffield United would be on an even financial keel after receiving parachute payments, however that is far from the case.
The Blades only really made money this summer from the sale of Aaron Ramsdale to Arsenal and have had to really scrap to get the players they want.
That them looks set to continue into to the new year as the January window approaches, which means some players may have to leave in order to free up funds.
A lot of the current squad are into the final year of their contracts at Bramall Lane, which could force them closer to a mid season exit as a result as the club assesses its options.