Sheffield United are thought to once again be interested in signing Turkish international goalkeeper, Ugurcan Cakir, if promoted is sealed.
The Blades can win promotion tonight by beating West Brom at Bramall Lane. And if that can be done, then all eyes will turn to the summer and who United can look to sign.
And according to the Sheffield Star, Turkish stopped Cakir is once again on United’s list of potential signings.
Sheffield United being keen on Ugurcan Cakir is nothing brand new. Those of you with a good memory will remember us reporting on similar the last time we were in the Premier League.
At the time, it was claimed Chris Wilder had offered up to £13.5m for Cakir. The former United boss was keen to strengthen the goalkeeping department having lost Dean Henderson. In the end, United went back for Aaron Ramsdale and then sold him on for profit a year later.
Interestingly here, the Star mentions reports from Turkey but doesn’t quite credit who exactly in Turkey is suggesting the interest.
Of course, a goalkeeper will be on Paul Heckingbottom’s agenda if United are promoted. Wes Foderingham is likely to remain at the club but a new number one might well be sought.
Sheffield United News View: Cakir one of many who will be linked
We aren’t even up yet and already the names are being thrown in our direction. Obviously, Cakir is a player we’ve admired for some time and so it’s obvious he might pop up.
But given there was so much interest in him before and he’s continued to do well in Turkey, this might be a tough one to get done.
The likes of Liverpool have been linked with Cakir in the past. That in itself suggests he has the right qualities.
But this is likely just one of many names who’ll be linked in the coming months. The excitement of promotion brings such reports out and it’s something we’ll have to get used to for the foreseeable.