Sheffield United are looking to strengthen their attacking options this summer, this time in the form of Crewe Alexandra winger, Charlie Kirk.
The Blades have yet to add any players in attacking positions since Slavisa Jokanovic took charge. In fact, nobody has arrived, with a rumoured deal for Ronaldo Vieira being as close as the club have got so far.
But according to The Sun today, United have now turned their attentions to Crewe’s Kirk. The 23-year-old has been a key player for the Alex in recent seasons, and hit seven goals and nine assists last term.
The Sun’s report claims United could have to stump up around £500k to land Kirk ahead of Charlton Athletic, who are also keen.
Who is Charlie Kirk?
Kirk is a 23-year-old left winger who has been with Crewe since he was a young boy. He’s since gone on to make over 200 appearances at Gresty Road, becoming the latest of a conveyor belt of talent to emerge over the years.
Known for his speed and in particular, his skills, he is widely seen as one of the more talented players below the Championship levels.
Indeed, that skill was on display as a youngster and pointed out by Crewe manager, David Artell, all the way back in 2018.
“I spoke to a senior player the other day and he told that Charlie scared him when he first came here because of how good he was in training. He has outrageous skill and he is working really hard to become even better,” Artell said at the time.
“There is still some development there, but if he keeps going the way he is, then we have a right player on our hands.”
A glowing recommendation, then, from Artell when it comes to Kirk.
And with Sheffield United struggling for any sort of injection of energy and excitement in the final third last night, Kirk could be ideal.