Sheffield United are said to be interested in signing Real Mallorca striker, Ante Budimir, as Chris Wilder becomes increasingly desperate to bring a new forward to the club.
According to Spanish news outlet, Marca, the Blades are among the clubs interested in the Croatian striker, who earned his first call up to the national team last season.
Budimir scored 13 times in an impressive individual campaign for the Spanish side. And with Wilder becoming frustrated in his attempts to sign Rhian Brewster and Folarin Balogun, the 29-year-old has emerged as a new name on the Blades boss’s shopping list.
However, and not for the first time this summer, United face competition from Aston Villa for the forward.
Despite spending around £100m again, Dean Smith is still said to be keen on adding players to the ranks at Villa Park and, along with United, has watched Budimir.
An unknown to most, does this mean Brewster is a no-go?
A week ago, Chris Wilder said he was confident of getting another player in and had the glint in his eye when speaking about the potential signing of a striker.
Since then, we’ve seen little movement and that glint, albeit after a defeat to Villa, seems to have gone away a bit.
We don’t know much about Budimir but at 29, he doesn’t exactly fit the mould of the rest of the signings Wilder has made this summer. Add to that he’s had one decent season in Spain and it doesn’t really add up as to why we’d suddenly make a move for him.
However, we will have to wait and see. Wilder has pulled rabbits out of the hat before and in Budimir, he might just spring a surprise on us again.