Sheffield United will come into the league with a smaller budget than many of the clubs in the division, and should look further down the football pyramid to identify possible signings.
One man who the Blades should definitely consider is a player already plying his trade in Yorkshire, Doncaster’s John Marquis.
The London born forward had spent his entire career with Millwall, but often found himself away from The Den, spending ten loan spells with seven different clubs during his seven years on the books of the East End club.
Marquis joined Doncaster on a free transfer this summer, and has truly found a home with Rovers. The striker’s 26 goals in 42 appearances has propelled Donny to the brink of the League Two title, having already secured promotion back to League One at the first time of asking.
Marquis’ exploits see him lead the goal scoring charts in the division, and the forward averages a goal every 145 minutes of play, which represents a very impressive return.
Sheffield United will need to continue their scoring touch in the Championship, and a goal scorer of Marquis’ talent would be a welcome addition to the squad. Some may question whether the striker would succeed at the level, given his inability to break into the Millwall side, but the forward has proven he can be hit the back of the net on a consistent basis in the right system.
Marquis would add another option to Wilder up front, and with one year remaining on his Doncaster contract, United will feel that Marquis may be acquired at a reasonable price for a man of his ability.