Sheffield United have finally made their return to Championship football after winning League One last season, and will hope to make their stay permanent.
The Blades stormed to title glory last year following Chris Wilder’s appointment as manager, and make their return to the second tier after six years in League One.
It’s taken years of near misses and Play-Off heartbreak to see promotion finally won, but a big transfer window faces Wilder as he attempts to build a squad capable of staying in the division.
One player they should be looking at bringing in is Frazier Campbell, released by Crystal Palace this season. The striker spent three years at Palace but never really broke into the first-team picture, only making 43 appearances in that time.
He has, however, been a capable force at second tier level during his career. He netted 20 goals whilst on loan in the Belgian second division at Royal Antwerp, and whilst he’s only ever spent two seasons playing Championship football, he’s managed 22 goals in 46 appearances.
This is a respectable goal record and Wilder will certainly be looking strikers who are renowned for netting at this level. He does already have League One top scorer Billy Sharp at his disposal, but he was often partnered by another hit man last season.
It would, therefore, make sense to move for Campbell, who could potentially end up forming a formidable partnership with Sharp and fire the Blades to safety.
This deal is an affordable option that the club should look to take advantage of, as there will doubtlessly be a number of interested parties this summer.
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