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Report: Newcastle could scupper Sheffield United transfer plans with Dion Sanderson

Sheffield United could have to fend off a host of clubs if they want to sign Dion Sanderson, with Newcastle United the latest club to show interest.

Sanderson is up for grabs this summer from Wolves. The defender enjoyed a fine loan spell with Sunderland last term. And despite the Black Cats missing out on promotion again, Sanderson shone.

The Blades have been linked with Sanderson since around March time. As covered on SUN before, his then-manager Lee Johnson described him as a ‘Rolls-Royce’ of a player.

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But the Daily Mail has now claimed that Newcastle are also keeping tabs on the young defender. Their report suggests Sanderson has been the subject of a £1m bid from Sunderland. That bid has been swiftly rejected.

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Instead, Wolves are looking for closer to £2m for Sanderson. That figure might rule Sunderland out, leaving the likes of United and Newcastle to pounce if they wish.

It is believed that Sanderson has been presented to new United boss Slavisa Jokanovic as a potential signing. Local media reports he is on the list of players who the Blades could look to sign.

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It’s clear that Dion Sanderson is highly-rated. There seems to be a clamour of clubs looking at him already.

Newcastle is an interesting proposition for the player. But he’d have to question how much he would play at St James’ Park. Instead, a move into the Championship might be his best bet.

With United, he’d still be a second-choice player. Jokanovic is likely to stick with Basham, Egan, and O’Connell (if fit). However, he’d have more chance of playing his way into the team.

Jokanovic has apparently prioritised defensive cover and competition. Sanderson, then, could be the ideal signing.

At around £2m, he also won’t break the bank. At a time when we need to do good and sensible business, the 21-year-old ticks a lot of boxes.

In other Sheffield United news….Arsenal want Dominic Calvert-Lewin for £50m and that could be a huge bonus for the Blades

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