Sheffield United may well hold an interest in signing Peterborough striker, Jonson Clarke-Harris, amid rumours the Blades want him.
That’s according to Nathan Hemmingham of The Examiner, who says that United’s interest in Clarke-Harris may indeed be genuine.
Reports in recent weeks have linked Clarke-Harris with a move to Bramall Lane. Rangers, too, are also said to be keen on the former Rotherham United powerhouse.
Clarke-Harris has smashed in 29 goals this season to help propel the Posh towards the Championship. The striker has continued Peterborough’s fine record of producing good forwards.
And answering his weekly Q&A for The Examiner this week, respected journalist Hemmingham admitted the striker could well be someone of interest to the Blades.
Why Sheffield United may want Jonson Clarke-Harris
Aside from the obvious in that he scores goals, the report from the Examiner states that United’s chief scout, Paul Mitchell, is getting on with business as usual.
That means he is actively drawing up a list of potential targets, for whoever the new manager might be.
Clarke-Harris could well be somene of interest. He is said to be valued at around £6.25m, following Barry Fry’s admission earlier this season.
However, as Hemmingham states, signing Clarke-Harris would mean some United strikers leaving. Lys Mousset is the most likely, having struggled for form and fitness for 12 months now. Oli McBurnie is also interesting Wolves, while Billy Sharp is 35 and will need to see if any new manager wants to make use of his experience and goalscoring nouse.
Further, Peterborough winning promotion means there’s no need for them to sell. That £6.25m value might have just gone up, too.