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Report: Fulham and Watford could open door for Jokanovic to get his man

Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic could be about to see a path to sign Tom Cairney cleared, thanks to Watford and Fulham.

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It’s been suggested by the Sunday Mirror’s Darren Witcoop that Fulham are keen on bringing Hornets midfielder, Will Hughes, to Craven Cottage.

It’s claimed new Cottagers boss, Marco Silva, is a big fan of the former Derby man having worked with him before.

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New Blades boss Jokanovic is thought to be keen on a reunion with Cairney after working with him at Fulham. The midfielder, who is still tied to a deal in London, scored the winner in the playoff final for Jokanovic.

It’s been suggested previously that Cairney might be out of United’s reach due to wages, age, and injury. But there is a growing feeling that he is the man Jokanovic wants at Bramall Lane. And with the board assuring their new man he’ll be backed, a move for Cairney might be back on.

Midfielders needed

There’s no doubting United need midfield players this summer. John Lundstram has signed for Rangers. Sander Berge could move to Italy or Arsenal, and Regan Slater and Luke Freeman face uncertain futures.

As long as he is fit and doesn’t command huge wages, most Blades would take Tom Cairney in the side. He’s a class act, and his previous partnership with Ollie Norwood is an added bonus.

Further, he does bring a creative spark. Per Transfermarkt, Cairney has over 40 goals and 40 assists in just shy of 300 Championship appearances. That’s an involvement in a goal just about one every three games.

In short, that would do nicely for this Blades squad.

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