Report: Trio of clubs want to sign Sheffield United teenager Will Osula before deadline day

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Report: Trio of clubs want to sign Sheffield United teenager Will Osula before deadline day

Sheffield United teenager Will Osula is wanted by a trio of League One clubs ahead of the deadline looming in just over a weeks time.

Writing on his Patreon account, respected journalist Alan Nixon claims that MK Dons, Lincoln City, and Burton Albion are all keeping tabs on Osula in the hope of landing him on loan. It’s claimed that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Burton will hope to win the race after they helped develop Daniel Jebbison last season.

Osula played a big role in pre-season for United this summer and is part of the first-team squad. However, with the likes of McBurnie, Ndiaye, Brewster and Jebbison all seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order, a loan move could be a smart option for the striker to take up.

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The teenager is also thought to have caught the eye of Rotherham United too. Manager Paul Warne admitted last week he does like Osula, although there had been no bid as yet for the striker.

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19-year-old Osula is already on the radars of Denmark as well having represented them at youth level. However, a season of regular football is needed if he is to kick on to the next stage in his career.

Premier League sides Liverpool and Newcastle have also looked at Osula in recent weeks.

Our View: Loan Move Ideal For Will Osula

There were some good signs from young Osula last season and a move away from Bramall Lane to further his development could be just the ticket right now.

We all saw how well Daniel Jebbison did with Burton last year and United have a number of other loan players out doing well this season. Osula would shine at League One level, and it would give him the exposure and experience needed to kick on.

With McBurnie coming back to fitness and form, Brewster looking sharp, and the likes of Reda Khadra signed as well, it does appear Osula’s time will be best served away from Sheffield for the next nine months or so.

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