Sheffield United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Metz striker, Habib Diallo.
The 25-year-old Senegalese forward has been watched by a number of clubs this summer, with Tottenham said to be among the teams keen on signing the pacey striker.
However, according to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, Diallo has now been offered to both United and West Brom, who are both still keen on bolstering their attacking ranks ahead of the transfer window ending.
Diallo scored 12 goals last season in Ligue 1. That form has attracted the attention of a number of clubs in Europe, with the Blades and the Baggies now in that conversation.
It is claimed he has been offered to the club on a loan deal, with a £6m loan fee touted. Interestingly, that £6m would be paid back by Metz, should either club be relegated from the Premier League.
United remain in the hunt for a new striker. Rhian Brewster seems to be the one the Blades are edging closer to signing, with the Blades said to be in pole position to land the Liverpool striker.
Another option but the deal seems a very strange one
Diallo looks a fine player and would give United an added impetus upfront but, and this is a big but, the deal seems a very strange one given the loan fee and potential repayment.
Furthermore, Sky also claimed the information was ‘not confirmed’. And given this is a week in which Crystal Palace’s chairman has openly called them out for ‘fabricating’ stories, it’s a strange one to believe this.
However, we’ve seen stranger things happen and Chris Wilder has said he has a number of options.
Regardless, we’d be very surprised to see Diallo as the striker we do eventually get over the line.