Chris Wilder has insisted that Sheffield United are in no danger of any financial difficulty, despite splashing out in the January transfer window.
The Blades completed five signings in the winter window. Jack Rodwell arrived on a free, while Jack Robinson also signed for a minimal fee from Nottingham Forest.
Richairo Zivkovic and Panos Retsos have also arrived on loan moves. But the big news of the window was the addition of Norwegian midfielder, Sander Berge. At around £22m, the Blades once again broke their transfer record to bring in the 21-year-old midfield star.
But despite the big spend and a fairly hefty outlay in the summer, Chris Wilder has moved to reassure supporters about the club’s future.
“We’ve been very sensible with our money. We’ve managed to structure deals as well“, Wilder said. (Talksport)
“I’m delighted that the board has backed us. It was a huge window for us. We needed to strengthen. Obviously, it looks a really big number. But the deals are all structured and they won’t put us in any financial difficulty going forward”.
The January additions took United’s spending to over £60m since they arrived in the Premier League. The likes of Oli McBurnie, Lys Mousset, and Callum Robinson all arrived in the summer. Luke Freeman was also signed for around £5m, too.
The sky is the limit
No Sheffield United fan will have ever quite enjoyed a January window quite like the one that’s just passed.
The Blades, for once, didn’t feel the need to sell their prized assets. Instead, the club moved to build on the success Chris Wilder has already had at the club. It was, then, a huge statement of intent from the new owner, Prince Abdullah.
But Wilder’s interview here will be a nice touch for Blades fans. It’s reassuring to hear the boss talk about how the deals were worked out.
As the Blades continue their Premier League journey against Bournemouth this weekend, it’s safe to say some fans will already be thinking ‘who’s next’ when it comes to the summer transfer window.