Sheffield United defender, George Baldock, remains a wanted man as the transfer window ticks into the final few weeks of August.
Reports earlier in the window had suggested Celtic were keen on landing Baldock. However, local reporters and ourselves both played down the links, due to the Bhoys being unable to pay United’s asking-price.
However, interest in Baldock is not going away just yet.
Olympiakos and Burnley join Celtic in wanting Baldock
According to the Daily Mail, the Greek giants are admirers of Baldock and have kept close tabs on him during the Blades’ Premier League stint.
Closer to home, the Mail also suggest Burnley are keen. Sean Dyche has a habit of shopping smartly in the Championship, and Baldock could well follow Matt Lowton’s path from Bramall Lane to Turf Moor.
Finally, it’s claimed Celtic have already tried to land Baldock. The Bhoys apparently tried to take him on loan. United, though, have no interest in a temporary deal for their number one right-back.
United are thought to want double figures in terms of millions needed to even consider a Baldock sale. So, unless someone comes up with that money, then the former MK Dons man will be staying put.
Could United sell Baldock to keep Berge?
While Baldock remains an integral part of the United first-team, we do have players who can play where he plays. Jayden Bogle is the obvious name, while Chris Basham can also slot in if needed.
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The main transfer rumours at The Lane have surrounded Aaron Ramsdale and Sander Berge. But, could the club actually look to sell Baldock, plus a few fringe players, and then try and keep Berge or Ramsdale? It’s certainly not the worst idea.
Berge, in particular, showed what he can do in that opening game. If he did stay put, you’d like to think he’d dominate the Championship.
The Blades board face some tough decisions in the next two weeks. Decisions that could very much make or break United’s season.