Report: Sheffield United ready to spend £3m on int'l player who nearly joined Chelsea in 2020
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Report: Sheffield United ready to spend £3m on int'l player who nearly joined Chelsea in 2020

Sheffield United are ready to spend as much as £3m to bring in Bosnian defender, Anel Ahmedhodzic, according to a report from The Sun.

In a surprising report from the newspaper on Saturday evening, it’s claimed United have put forward a £3m bid for the Malmo defender. The surprise comes in that many have expected United not to go spending money this summer, with Paul Heckingbottom even admitting he was looking more at loans and frees.

However, The Sun has claimed that the Blades are indeed in for Ahmedhodzic, with Blackburn Rovers also keen. The Ewood Park outfit could have a minor advantage, in that their new manager, Jon Dahl Tomasson, is Ahmedhodzic’s former coach.

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United are on the lookout for a new defender this summer after becoming short on numbers there last term. And with Jayden Bogle ruled out until around October as well, Heckingbottom will want someone in to help the backline.

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While there has been an expectancy from some fans to not see any money spent, United do have some cash and Stephen Bettis said the club would spend money this summer. Further, players like Max Lowe and Oliver Burke could be sold, while a number of players have left for nothing, including David McGoldrick.

United have also been linked with a move to sign Derby’s Tom Lawrence.

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Well, nobody expected this. A £3m bid for an international player in a position we desperately need to add players in.

If this is correct, then you have to say fair play to the board here. Backing Heckingbottom with £3m for a new player is a good statement of intent from them.

Not much is known about Ahmedhodzic, of course. He was previously on the books at Nottingham Forest, and very nearly joined Chelsea in 2020 before some confusion over his agent put paid to that move. The defender has 18 cap for Bosnia, too, and spent last season on loan with French outfit, Bordeaux.

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