Former Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown says the club is “more attractive” to potential new signings.
The Blades came from behind to draw 3-3 with Manchester United on Sunday to continue their impressive start to their first Premier League season in 12 years.
They are currently sixth in the table after 13 matches. Including the weekend’s result, they are already unbeaten against four of last term’s top six.
Not only that but Chris Wilder and his side are receiving considerable amounts of praise for the way they are picking up points. Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness even likened them to Barcelona after their game with the Red Devils.
Their slick passing, high energy and attacking intent has surprised many. Wilder’s consistency of selection with players who got the club promoted from the Championship is also impressive.
Why new signings will want to join Sheffield United
Ten of the Blades’ starting XI against Man United were part of the squad in the second tier the previous campaign. Not that they didn’t spend over the summer.
The club’s transfer record was broken four times, concluding with £20m being paid for Oli McBurnie. It was McBurnie who scored the late equaliser on Sunday.
Lys Mousset, who netted an impressive second, was also among the new arrivals. Yet in top flight terms their spending was relatively modest.
While the squad has got them this far, Wilder is likely to be looking to how he can improve things when the transfer window reopens in January.
And Brown thinks Bramall Lane is an appealing proposition to those who might consider joining.
“They have already become much more attractive for potential signings,” he told BBC Sport.
“They will be thinking ‘this club can stay up’, whereas in the summer a lot of people were probably thinking ‘it is going to be a long season for them’.”