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Report: Sheffield United to battle Celtic for Wigan striker Kyle Joseph

Sheffield United are among a number of clubs reportedly keen on signing Wigan Athletic striker, Kyle Joseph. 

Reports from the Sun claim that Celtic, Leicester, and West Brom are also keen on the forward, who is still only 18-years-old.

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The Scottish striker has yet to feature for the Latics in the first-team but is thought to be highly-rated by Paul Cook’s management team. However, Wigan are in desperate need of money and could see Joseph as a saleable asset that could aid their current ownership and administration issues.

Chris Wilder is bound to be on the lookout for new players this summer. But he will, no doubt, be working with a reduced budget thanks to the current global impact on economics.

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The Blades boss, then, could well see Joseph as a cheap enough option to take a punt on. Despite not putting many youngsters in the squad during his tenure, Wilder is still keen to ensure forward planning at Bramall Lane.

Joseph, then, could fit the bill as an ideal summer capture.

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In all likelihood, there is no chance of Kyle Joseph becoming a regular starter for the Blades any time soon.

David McGoldrick and Oli McBurnie have formed quite the partnership, while Billy Sharp, Lys Mousset, and Richairo Zivkovic are also waiting in the wings.

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However, European football is a realistic possibility for United and Joseph will surely be looking on and be impressed with what Wilder has done for the Blades.

Furthermore, at over six-feet tall, Joseph is very much in the Oli McBurnie mould of a player. It could, then, be the ideal chance for the young Scot to hone his craft further.

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