Chris Morgan has been singing the praises of Sheffield United defender, Anel Ahmedhodzic, insisting he has solved United’s Chris Basham problem.
The Bosnian star has been absolutely brilliant so far since signing and scored twice in the last home win against Reading to take his tally to three for the season. Of course, it is his defensive work as well as his attacking output that has been impressive as well.
And Morgan, speaking to the Blades Heaven podcast on the BBC, couldn’t speak highly enough of Ahmedhodzic and his performances.
“I think he’s done really well. I saw a lot of him when he was younger at Nottingham Forest when I first started doing the job in agency I’m doing now. Obviously he left Forest and disappeared off the scene and you sort of lose track of people,” Morgan said.
“Then when I’d seen we were linked, your brain ticks and you have a look what he’s been doing. But I said it on Sunday on the SUTV, what he does is he fits that back three brilliantly. He’s comfortable on the ball, he can defend, like the Reading game he pops up with two goals. So, I think he’s got so much to his game. That right side of the back three was always a problem when Basham was injured. That slot was never filled.”
Our View: Ahmedhodzic One Of The Finds Of The Summer
And we include the Premier League signings in that as well. The signing of Ahmedhodzic by United looks like an absolute masterstroke.
As Morgan says, he has qualities on the ball but it’s his defensive work that goes strangely un-noticed. Nobody has got the better of him yet at this level and that is a testament to how good he is.
Of course, Chris Basham is a Sheffield United legend and will have a big role this season. But there is a sense we have finally dropped on an upgrade here and much like Ndiaye and Sander Berge, Ahmedhodzic looks a player who is more than capable of producing at Premier League level, if United were to go up.