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Report: Sheffield United eye move for Wolves defender Dion Sanderson

According to emerging reports, Sheffield United could make a move for Wolves defender, Dion Sanderson, in the summer window.

Football Insider make the claim, stating the Blades are keeping close tabs on the young defender, who is currently enjoying a fine loan spell with Sunderland.

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Sanderson, 21, has made 16 appearances this term for the Black Cats. His form has helped the club into fifth in League One as the north east giants seek to get back up the footballing ladder.

The defender’s form has impressed Sunderland boss Lee Johnson. So much so, that Johnson referred to the youngster as ‘Rolls-Royce’.

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“He has got a really good attitude, and it’s consistent with his personality,” Johnson told the Chronicle.

“He’s a centre-half and at his age level he is an absolute Rolls-Royce.”

The Blades are likely to make a move for a new central defender this summer. Phil Jagielka is well into his late 30s, while the likes of John Egan and Jack O’Connell could also attract Premier League interest.

Sheffield United want Dion Sanderson and he looks a good fit

Sanderson would appear to be in the mold of player United and Chris Wilder have been looking to bring in of late. Young, hungry, and with a point to prove, the Wolves youngster fits the bill.

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He’s gaining valuable experience down in League One, something Wilder will look fondly on. And at just 21, he’s plenty of time to develop.

The Blades squad has a number of impressive young players ready to make an impact next season. Rhian Brewster, Jayden Bogle, and Max Lowe are all expected to feature prominently in the Championship.

An addition such as Sanderson, then, would simply be another example of the club following their current model to bring in younger players who we can develop.

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