Sheffield United can sit and smile at one potential piece of transfer business not coming off, with Fulham defender Terence Kongolo set to miss a further two months.
Kongolo was among the names mentioned by the Blades as a potential replacement for Jack O’Connell.
Indeed, as we know, the then-Huddersfield man apparently underwent a medical at Bramall Lane ahead of what would have been a short-term move to Chris Wilder’s side.
However, United pulled the plug following the medical, with an apparent ankle injury putting paid to any hopes Kongolo had of making the switch to Sheffield.
And United, it seems, have been proven right in their assessement, with West London Sport reporting that the Dutchman is now set for a further period out with injury.
Scott Parker confirmed that the news is not good for Kongolo, with the Cottagers now being left with a bit of egg on their face it seems after rushing a deal over the line a few weeks back.
Making the right call
Nobody doubts United’s recruitment in the main and the decisions we come to as a club, so to see this one pay off is a bit of a small win for Chris Wilder and his medical team.
Obviously, we wish Kongolo all the best and hope he can get back playing pretty soon, but from a selfish point of view, it’s good to see we didn’t rush into something that could have backfired.
And in terms of our Premier League position, it’s also a bonus that Fulham are missing a player who can, on his day, be an excellent defender.