Sheffield United have had a strong transfer window after promotion to the Championship, winning League One in 2016/17.
The Blades have mainly invested in young, up and coming talents from lower leagues in their bid for survival with five of their eight signings coming from League’s One and Two.
It looks to be working, too. Chris Wilder’s side have made an excellent start to the season, winning three of their five games of the season and steering them into fifth place.
But it won’t all be plain sailing, and further additions will be needed before the end of the window tomorrow.
One defender who is looking for a new club is Tommy Elphick of Aston Villa.
A number of clubs have been linked with a move for the ex-Bournemouth centre back, such as Leeds United, Sunderland and Birmingham City, but none have stumped up the money to sign him.
Sheffield United are in the money through their past savviness.
Sell on clauses from big money deals for Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire have seen the Blades given a small fortune in windfall.
This means they can probably stretch their spending a little further, and bring in a solid Championship player, with experience in the Premier League as well, and strengthen their back line.
Along with the additions of Richard Stearman and Cameron Carter-Vickers at centre back, as well as Elphick they will have vastly strengthened their spine which is extremely important ahead of a survival campaign.
This would be a smart move from the club, and Elphick would be an excellent addition.