Sheffield United could look to sign England international goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, if they win promotion to the Premier League.

The Blades currently can’t even consider signing anyone thanks to a transfer embargo at the club. It halted any hopes Paul Heckingbottom had of adding new faces in January as well.

Rumours have circulated over the weekend that the embargo could led United into administration this week if finances aren’t sorted quickly. However, those reports have been rubbished by United CEO, Stephen Bettis.


Looking ahead to next season, it does seem United are planning on making signings if promoted. And according to Alan Nixon, the Blades are looking at Crystal Palace goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone.

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Alan Nixon reports how Palace could be willing to accept around £5m for Johnstone, who they signed on a free last summer.

Johnstone, 29, is currently playing second fiddle to Vitor Guaita at Selhurst Park. However, he is still considered a goalkeeper of high quality and has had England calls before.

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Whether that’s in the form of a new number one or just to put pressure on Wes Foderingham is open to debate.

But United could do with a safe and experienced pair of hands if they do make it back to the top flight.

We saw before how important it was having Dean Henderson in the sticks. The Manchester United man proved so vital for the Blades, effectively winning points on his own in some games.

Johnstone, who has been lauded as ‘outstanding‘, would very much tick the boxes for Sheffield United if and when that promotion is sealed.