Sheffield United sealed the double deal of Jayden Bogle and Max Lowe this week, as Chris Wilder added more depth and quality to his squad.
Both young, exciting full-backs, both Bogle and Lowe will provide genuine competition and pressure for Enda Stevens and George Baldock, who were both almost ever-presents last season. Indeed, Baldock played every minute of Premier League action.
The Blades landed the Rams pair out of the blue, with the deal seemingly pushed over the line in double-quick time after Chris Wilder revealed he was close to new signings last weekend.
However, contrary to reports from Sky Sports that claimed the deal was worth around £15m, the Sheffield Star has claimed that those numbers are significantly wide of the mark.
How much was the deal actually worth?
According to the Star, the Blades are said to have paid less than £10m to land the Derby pair. Indeed, it is suggested that the deal could come in at around £7-8m, meaning Chris Wilder may have pulled off a masterstroke.
Bogle in particular could prove to be a massive bargain. Under Frank Lampard, he was electric, providing nine assists as the Rams made the playoff final under the, now, Chelsea boss.
If the numbers reported now are true, it would bring United’s spending this summer at under £20m net. Indeed, the deal for Aaron Ramsdale is expected to only cost around £10m initially and not the £18m being touted.
With Oliver Burke also signing and Ethan Ampadu arriving on loan, it looks like Wilder has once again managed to maximise the budget and improve the squad ahead of the new campaign.