It is positivity all around Bramall Lane at the moment as player recruitment is well underway as Sheffield United prepare for life in the Championship, after a six-year stay in the third-tier.
Manager Chris Wilder has never stood on the touchline in this division which means it will be a new experience for him.
The Blades may have Billy Sharp, who banged in 30 league goals on the club’s way to the League One title, but they can’t rely on the 31-year-old throughout the whole campaign and need to sign a real attacking threat at Championship level.
This is why I suggest they show their intentions by acquiring free agent Marvin Emnes, 29, whom will be officially released by Swansea City at the end of the month.
The Dutchman spent last year on loan at Blackburn Rovers, however, couldn’t help them remain in the league and subsequently were relegated on the final day of the campaign.
Emnes’ career path is not all that exciting; beginning it in his home country before spending six seasons in the north-east with Middlesbrough, racking up over 150 appearances, and put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal in the summer of 2014.
He has been found surplus to requirements in south Wales, although plenty of ‘Boro supporters will tell you he is a handful in the Championship – this is exactly why Sheffield United should snap him up.
So far the Blades have only moved in for lower league players, which, admittedly, is not inspiring and if they want to avoid a relegation scrap and push for the top-half then Marvin Emnes needs to be pursed this summer.
Sheffield United supporters, would you have Marvin Emnes at Bramall Lane for next season? Could he add an attacking threat to your side? Let us hear your thoughts in the comment section below!