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Report: Sheffield United and Wednesday both want 'cheat code' Premier League player this summer

Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough are all keen on signing Newcastle United youngster, Elliot Anderson, according to reports.

iNews reports how Anderson is a wanted man this summer after a successful loan spell this term with Bristol Rovers down in League Two. Overall, the young midfielder has scored 12 goals this season, with seven coming in 20 for the Gas.

And that form has attracted admiring glances from United and Wednesday, who are among a cluster of clubs said to be keen on signing Anderson this summer. West Brom are also said to be keen on the player, who iNews report as being labelled a ‘League Two cheat code’ due to his talents.

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Anderson is unlikely to get much of a look in when it comes to Newcastle. Eddie Howe will be given money to spend again this summer, building on the success he enjoyed during the January transfer window.

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For Sheffield United, loan players could be the order of the day if the club isn’t promoted. And with talk of a takeover having gone quiet, Anderson ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what the Blades will be looking for.

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The Newcastle youngster is clearly a talented player and if United do stay down, then having a crack at the Championship is probably high on his agenda.

Goals from midfield are key for any team looking to challenge and Anderson would bring that to the table. You’d have to say, too, that a chance of a more permanent move would be likely if he did well. He’s not getting near the Newcastle XI barring a miracle, let’s be honest.

Of course, a lot depends on the next few weeks for Sheffield United and transfers. Heckingbottom wants more clarity from the board, but that may come when we know what league we are in.

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