Sheffield United CEO, Stephen Bettis, has moved to calm any fears Blades fans might have when it comes more spending in the transfer market.
The Blades recently splashed out on Sander Berge, while they also spent around £45m in the summer on new recruits. Berge’s arrival, coupled with four other January deals, means the club has been more than active in the market.
However, some fans have been concerned that this may be the end of the spending. In particular, because Prince Abdullah is now committed to spending around £50m to buy the club’s assets after winning his court battle with Kevin McCabe.
But speaking to Radio Sheffield’s Andy Giddings, Stephen Bettis moved to quickly extinguish any panic in the Sheffield United ranks.
“The deal itself is that it gets done by the summer. It is paid for by the club, but ultimately Prince Abdullah owns the club and what money is needed will from him if it’s not available in the club”, Bettis said.
“I don’t think the fans need to worry, is the answer. Look what we’ve done in January. We knew what was happening before January so I think that shows the intent to support Chris and first-team”.
The comments from Bettis will please Blades fans. It’s unheard of territory for most United supporters at the moment. News, then, of the future looking sustainable and bright can only be a good thing.
Planning for the future
Stephen Bettis only does the odd interview throughout the season but he speaks a lot of sense when he does do them.
It seems the Blades are in good hands when it comes to Bettis. His relationship with both the Prince and Chris Wilder seems to be a good one. Essentially, he is acting in a similar way to that of what a director of football might.
The summer should be an exciting time for the club. New signings will happen and it seems Wilder will once again be backed when necessary in the market.