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Report: Sheffield United could land 60-cap star who Jokanovic knows well

Sheffield United could have the chance to sign former Nottingham Forest star, Adlene Guedioura, during the summer transfer window.

That’s according to the Sheffield Star, who claim that Guedioura would be open to following Slavisa Jokanovic to Bramall Lane.

Guedioura, along with Jonathan Kodjia, is said to be among the players at Al-Gharafa who Jokanovic could bring with him. Interestingly, Guedioura also starred under the new Blades boss while with Watford.

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The Algerian star has 60 caps for his country and is well known in the English game already. At 35, he’s on the more experienced scale.

However, he’s had successful spells on these shores with Watford, Nottingham Forest, Wolves, and Crystal Palace.

Guedioura is a deep lying midfield player in the main. He doesn’t get in and among the goals too much, but is known for unleashing the odd thunderbolt.

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It’s all well and good having some experience, but 35 might be pushing things just a tad too much.

Guedioura has plenty about him. He’s tough in the tackle, good with the ball, and as mentioned, possesses a rocket right foot.

However, his time with Forest ended a bit sour. Some Reds fans felt he was a bit of a ‘bad egg’ in the dressing room. Whether that’s something Jokanovic has seen, remains to be seen.

United do need some midfield players in the summer. John Lundstram has gone, while Sander Berge is also expected to depart. But does the club really need a 35-year-old journeyman?

Obviously, United fans are willing to put their faith in Jokanovic at the moment. If he decides to go with Guedioura, then Blades will get behind him.

However, if both he and Kodjia end up being the only two we bring in all summer, then the alarm bells might be ringing.

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