Real Betis striker Loren Moron is apparently the subject of a bid from the Premier League, according to the Spanish media outlet, Mundo Deportivo.
Moron, who scored 12 times last season for Betis, is said to be on the wanted list for a number of clubs in England.
Sheffield United are one of those clubs, with reports in before Christmas from Grada 3 claiming the Blades were very keen on the forward.
The Spanish striker signed a new deal in June but it is believed Betis are willing to sell Moron if the money is right. He is said to have a release clause around the £40m mark but Betis are thought to be willing to accept around half that figure.
A £12m bid is already on the table for Moron, but is it United who are in for Moron? It’s not looking likely, in all honesty.
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In a summer where the Blades boss needs to be especially careful with how he uses his budget, it’s hard to see United splashing out on a relatively unknown La Liga striker.
12 goals is a decent return from Moron but it’s not the sort of figure that would blow Blades fans away either.
Of course, he could well be someone who we target to play the David McGoldrick role. If this is the case, then it could be that we have to spend a chunk of change on someone.
However, Mundo Deportivo claims Newcastle, Spurs, and West Ham are all interested in Moron too. It wouldn’t be surprising, then, for it to be any of those clubs who have put up the initial bid and will eventually pay the asking price.
I think, like some other deals, this is one the Blades can move on from.