Wilder on who Sheffield United will sign in January transfer window and from where
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Wilder on who Sheffield United will sign in January transfer window and from where

Chris Wilder has been discussing what Sheffield United plan to do in the January transfer window.

Having already confirmed he is targeting “two or three” new signings, Wilder has now elaborated on who they may be.

The Blades manager has also suggested where these potential squad additions could currently be playing

“Kean Bryan is young and needs to go out and play. So we need to look at Jack’s (O’Connell) position and Chris Basham as well,” Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“The foreign market is one that we could look at. From a Premier League point-of-view, I’m not sure we’d have the finances to go and do that.


“We’ll look at the Championship again, as we have done with the signing that we’ve made.”

Who could Sheffield United sign in the January transfer window?

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As well as confirming how many players he is targeting, Wilder has also suggested defence and midfield will be the areas for improvement.

Three new attackers were signed in the summer after all – each breaking the club’s transfer record upon their arrival.

Jack Rodwell is currently on trial with United. The former Everton, Manchester City and Sunderland man has been without a team since rejecting a new contract at Blackburn Rovers in the summer.

Generally considered a central midfielder throughout his career to date, Wilder apparently views Rodwell as a centre-back if the Blades do offer him a deal.

The other player being strongly linked with a switch to Bramall Lane is Toffees defender Mason Holgate. Apparently it will cost around £14m to sign Holgate, although his sale will depend on who becomes the new boss at Goodison Park.

Aside from that, the only other specific names being linked with United are forwards. Both Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen and Ollie Watkins of Brentford have been rumoured.

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