Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, has been speaking about what he wants to do in the summer when it comes to recruitment.
The January window has left a buzz around Bramall Lane. Five new players came through the doors before the window slammed shut. Among those five players Sander Berge, who arrived at the club for a club-record fee of around £22m.
Berge’s signing, in particular, has heightened the expectation and excitement levels amongst supporters.
However, when pressed on if fans can expect to see more signings around that figure come the summer, Wilder was quick to explain his thought process behind any potential buys.
“Value for money. Quality over quantity, definitely“, Wilder said. (BBC Sheffield – Football Heaven)
“We aren’t used to it are we, I think that’s the thing, isn’t it? It’s a different ball game now. But always value for money. Age, position-specific, good character and people.”
Along with the aforementioned Berge, United ventured abroad with the signings of Panos Retsos and Richairo Zivkovic. Jack Robinson and Jack Rodwell also arrived at the club earlier in the window.
And Wilder touched on his new players, admitting he has been impressed with their attitude thus far.
“I’ve been immensely impressed with the ability – which we should be – of Sander, Panos and Richairo. The way they’ve conducted themselves, they’re good people as well”.
A changing of the times at Bramall Lane
It was so clear from Wilder’s comments here that it is new and a change, even for him.
However, he spoke very well and seemed to have a great relationship with the board. He once again admitted he treats the club’s money as his own. That in itself is a pretty good attitude to have and one not many clubs will have in place.
The summer window will soon be here and Blades fans are right to be excited. Things are in good hands with Stephen Bettis, the Prince, and Wilder.