On a day of transfer links, Sheffield United are now being credited with holding an interest in Rangers defender, Kyle McClelland.
The Scottish Daily Express makes the claim this evening, suggesting the Blades are among a cluster of clubs in England keen on landing the 20-year-old. McClelland is thought to be highly-rated at Ibrox but hasn’t got much chance of breaking into the first-team under Gio van Bronckhorst.
Rangers are thought to be open to letting McClelland leave for nothing but will insist on a sell-on clause being inserted into any deal. Predominantly a central defender, McClelland has played at first-team level for Falkirk in his career.
The Blades, meanwhile, are preparing to face Nottingham Forest this Saturday but seem to be being linked with a host of players already. Blackburn midfielder Joe Rothwell is on the radar, per reports, while Chelsea youngster Jake Clarke-Salter is also a player of interest to Paul Heckingbottom.
United are preparing for different outcomes when it comes to summer transfer plans. Should the club fail to go up, then the loan market and free-agency will be explored. However, things could change dramatically if the club wins promotion.
Our View: Sheffield United Putting Feelers Out Early It Seems
To get the best freebies on the market you have to be quick and it does seem like United are putting some early ground work in, if reports are correct anyway.
The players being mentioned are all players who fit the mold of up and coming with plenty of potential. Crucially, they also look like players who can make some sort of impact immediately as well.
Of course, we can’t profess to be experts when it comes to Kyle McClelland. But Rangers seem to rate him highly, and he’s clearly someone with potential, given the amount of clubs interested.