Sheffield United could be ready to pay the £2m asking-price that Wolves have apparently set for their defender, Dion Sanderson.
Sanderson is a wanted man this summer, following his impressive loan spell with Sunderland last season. The likes of Newcastle and the Blades have been tracking him, while Sunderland also want him back.
But so far, Wolves have rejected bids of around £1m and £1.5m from both the Black Cats and the Magpies, as they hold out for closer to £2m.
However, Football Insider now claims that Sheffield United could be ready to pay the £2m asking-price, as Slavisa Jokanovic looks to strengthen the pack.
The move for Sanderson comes on the same day United look to have missed out on Brighton defender, Matt Clarke. The 24-year-old is set to sign for West Brom.
After a week in Spain, United are now ready to make moves in the market to add new faces. Jokanovic has admitted that talks have taken place with the board about transfers. The Serb confirming that the club are indeed ready to pounce if needed.
Sanderson could be a welcome addition, given the lack of defensive numbers. Jack O’Connell’s latest set-back has been another blow, while the Blades allowed Phil Jagielka to leave.
Sheffield United News View: £2m a bargain for a player like Dion Sanderson
There is no doubt that Sanderson fits the profile for Sheffield United.
He’s young, he’s ready to play in the Championship, and at £2m, he isn’t going to break the bank either. He’s had plenty of praise as well in his young career.
It all bodes well for the Blades if they do land Sanderson. He’d certainly go down well with supporters, and could well be a key capture should Jokanovic stay with three at the back.