Blades boss, Chris Wilder, has confirmed what he has told the club’s owners as the January transfer window edges closer.
With Sheffield United sitting eighth in the Premier League table, Wilder is hoping to add further quality to his squad. Having already admitted he is willing to let a number of players leave Bramall Lane, the Blades boss has a clear message to the owners.
The club is now under sole ownership after Kevin McCabe lost a long-running battle with Prince Abdullah. And Wilder has insisted that the board knows where he stands when it comes to new signings.
“I’ve told the owners, if we were in a different position, to maybe keep their hands in their pockets,” Wilder said (James Shield, Sheffield Star).
“But, now, I think is the time to strengthen”.
The Blades boss spent a fair chunk of cash in the summer. New arrivals such as Oli McBurnie, Luke Freeman, and Lys Mousset were amongst a number of new players to join the club.
However, it appears Wilder is looking to add more new players to the ranks as January approaches.
Who could Chris Wilder be looking to bring in during the January window?
The Blades a likely to be linked with a host of players as January approaches. However, reports previously have suggested that the Blades boss could be looking to add to his defence and central midfield areas.
Chris Basham could do with some good back up. John Fleck and OIi Norwood, meanwhile, could also do with some help, although Mo Besic and Luke Freeman have, to their credit, stepped in admirably.
Further forward, the Blades have been linked with a move for Ollie Watkins. The Brentford ace has once again been in fine form this term. However, having spent so much on strikers in the summer, it remains to be seen whether Wilder will move again.
Whatever happens in January, Chris Wilder has at least made his feelings perfetly clear.