Sheffield United might have signed Filip Uremovic last week, but it seems the Blades are pressing on with further recruitment options, with Victor Braga the newest name mentioned.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, United are among a cluster of clubs that includes Bristol City and Reading in registering an interest in the 30-year-old. Braga currently plays in Portugal with Arouca, but is set to leave for nothing this summer.
The Blades are preparing themselves for something of a squad overhaul this summer. A number of first-team players are out of contract and at the moment, there is only Adam Davies in as competition for Wes Foderingham. United do have an option to sign Davies longer term in the summer, however.
As part of the United World vision, the Blades are expected to pursue foreign markets a lot more than they did when Chris Wilder was in charge. This is part of the board’s plan, and Braga is clearly someone who has been identified.
Our View: Unknown 30-year-old Goalkeeper Hardly Sets Pulses Racing
Given our experience with the last goalkeeper we brought in from abroad in Michael Verrips, as Blades fans we are entitled to be a bit sceptical here.
Braga might well be a good goalkeeper. But he’s 30, never played in any of the other top leagues, and is being allowed to go for nothing from a relatively unknown Portuguese team. It doesn’t really set the excitement bells going, does it?
Of course, we trust the club’s scouting to get things right. But surely there are other options out there? On the other hand, he might be a hidden gem and the Blades scouting team might end up playing a blinder.