Birmingham City manager, Lee Bowyer, has confirmed that a deal has been agreed to sign Dion Sanderson from local rivals, Wolves.
The young defender is to move to the Blues on a season-long loan deal, as we reported earlier on today on Sheffield United News.
Sanderson had emerged as a target for United and their new manager, Slavisa Jokanovic. He’s been on the radar of chief scout Paul Mitchell for a while, so missing out will be a blow to the United backroom man.
Birmingham Live have reported that the Blues have agreed a deal to sign Sanderson. Manager Lee Bowyer confirming that – barring any medical problems – the defender will make the move.
“It’s something that I think has been agreed but he is just coming back from an injury so we are just making sure everything is right on the medical side of things,” Bowyer said.
If reports are correct, it will be the second defender United have missed out on in a week. Matt Clarke signed for West Brom in midweek, despite reported interest from the Blades.
Sanderson has been on the radar for United for some time now. We reported months back how he was on the list at Bramall Lane.
But it seems that another one has slipped the net here. How big an issue that proves to be, remains to be seen of course. Dion Sanderson would have been a useful signing. He’s more than ready to step up to Championship football.
For United, it’s now time to just move on. Other targets will be on Mitchell and Jokanovic’s list, so there’s no need for panic just yet.
However, Blades fans will want to see some movement soon. It’s important to freshen the squad up. But it has to be the right fit in order to improve the entire squad.