Sheffield United have received a boost ahead of the season potentially resuming with Panos Retsos admitting he wants to stay at the club.
Retsos was signed from Bayer Leverkusen in January on a loan deal until the end of the season. However, it is believed that United have an option to make the move permanent if they wish.
But with the current global situation putting all things transfer related on hold, many Blades fans have been left wondering about the deals the club did for Retsos and striker, Richairo Zivkovic.
For Retsos, though, in his mind at least, his future is pretty much made up.
“Ι would like to be part of the Sheffield United squad next season because I have gained self-confidence,” Retsos told Sport 24. (translation from Ilias Kallonas)
“The plan is important for improving myself. My transfer to the Premier League was a lifelong dream being accomplished”.
Retsos has played just a handful of minutes for the Blades since arriving. Chris Wilder, though, has insisted all along that the defender won’t just be judged on the field.
The United boss made a point previously about seeing how Retsos and Zivkovic fitted in around the club. From there, it appears the United gaffer will make a decision on the future of the pair.
Bramall Lane is clearly a healthy place to play your football
Given that Retsos has only been with the club a few months and hardly played, it says a lot about just how good things must be at Bramall Lane.
United fans will be delighted to hear of Retsos wanting to stay put. While they’ve seen little of him, he does have an excellent pedigree and Wilder himself has admitted to being impressed with the 21-year-old.
Momentum might have been lost for the 19/20 season for now. But it looks like, in terms of transfers anyway, the Blades will be picking up right where they left off.