Sheffield United are looking ever more likely to sign Rhian Brewster, with The Telegraph claiming a ‘formal bid’ of around £20m is set to go in.
The news around Brewster has been changing at an almost hourly rate it seems in the last few days.
Reports at the weekend suggested Crystal Palace were on the verge of signing the striker, while just the day before a report from the Daily Mail claimed a £17m bid was in from United, with the crucial aspect of a buy-back clause inserted.
But this latest suggestion from The Telegraph appears to finally confirm that United are serious about landing Brewster and are willing to go with Liverpool’s demands for a £20m deal plus the buy-back.
The Blades are desperate for a striker and Chris Wilder made no secret at the weekend of his desire to see his board back him once again the market. Based on this, it would appear the powers that be are doing just that.
As well as Brewster, United are also looking for a new defender, with Terence Kongolo apparently of interest to the club.
Hopefully this comes off but the pressure will then be on
The calls to back Chris Wilder have been shouted from the rooftops by a number of Sheffield United fans this summer, and in a way, rightly so. Having finished ninth, the time has never been better to try and really cement ourselves as a Premier League club.
But this will be another £20m spent. We spent similar on Oli McBurnie and Sander Berge, while Aaron Ramsdale was apparently an £18m signing too.
If this comes off – and we hope it does – the pressure then turns to the Blades boss. Nobody will be able to say the club hasn’t backed him so United will need to start picking results up again.
There is no panic from us here. The Premier League is a tough old gig and teams can take months to get going sometimes. However, with money spent and his squad assembled, it will fall on the Blades boss and his players to turn things around and start climbing the table.