Sheffield United appear to have made a move for Wolves defender Dion Sanderson today, although it might have proved fruitless in the end.
The Blades are in the market for a new defender this winter after Paul Heckingbottom admitted he is short in terms of cover in the defensive third. An injury to any one of John Egan, Chris Basham, or Jack Robinson right now could pose serious problems for the United boss.
And after reportedly wrapping up a deal to bring in Adam Davies as goalkeeper cover over the weekend, it seems United have now made a move for Wolves defender, Dion Sanderson. The defender has been recalled from a loan spell with Birmingham City this month. However, he is expected to go back out on loan before this week ends.
Unfortunately for Sheffield United, it appears their attempts to get Sanderson have been in vain. The Athletic has reported that Sanderson is instead set to join promotion rivals QPR. They report how United lodged a ‘late bid’ for the Wolves man, but he seems to be on his way to the R’s.
Sanderson has been a long-time target for United and would have been the second Wolves loanee at the club this season. Morgan Gibbs-White, as know, being the other.
Our View: A Shame To Miss Out On Dion Sanderson
This would have been a fine signing by the Blades. Sanderson has everything United want in a new signing at centre-back and he’s already proven he can do it at this level with Birmingham.
But it looks like it’s not going to be. Which really, is a massive shame for the Blades. Especially given we have tracked him for so long. The scouting team, headed by Paul Mitchell, obviously rate him highly.
All eyes, then, will be on how well Sanderson does in London. If he helps QPR to the playoffs, then the Blades might well feel a sense of what might have been with this one.
Still, it’s onto the next one and we’re sure the club has someone lined up to arrive before January ends. We hope.