Sheffield United are edging closer to announcing yet another summer signing, with Reda Khadra set to sign for the Blades on a season-long loan.
Manager Paul Heckingbottom had said over the weekend he was confident a deal would be done and it looks like he’s got his man in time for the season opener at Watford. According to Alan Nixon, Khedra has travelled to Sheffield today to complete a medical and will sign for United until the end of the season.
Khedra’s arrival will be a huge boost for United and Heckingbottom, who have been looking to replace Morgan Gibbs-White as quickly as possible during the window. It marks yet another signing for United, who have already landed Tommy Doyle, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Ciaran Clark, and Adam Davies.
Khedra was one of the more impressive opposition performers last season against the Blades. He was outstanding for Blackburn and played a key role in Rovers’ 4-1 demolition job at Ewood Park.
With United set to face Watford a week today, Khedra could be in line to start that fixture if he enjoys a good week’s training at Shirecliffe.
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When you talk about signings who should be a guaranteed success, Red Khadra ticks the boxes. Despite not featuring for Brighton, he was nothing short of superb in that spell with Blackburn last season.
For United, it was imperative that the creative spark left by Gibbs-White’s departure was replaced. Khadra goes a long way to doing that and the idea of he and Iliman Ndiaye linking up is an exciting one for United fans.
You have to say as well, fair play to the United board. They said they’d back Heckingbottom and that’s exactly what they’ve gone and done. Should the club now manage to keep hold of Sander Berge, then the window couldn’t really have gone much better.