2020 promises to be a big year for Sheffield United and manager, Chris Wilder.

The Blades have made an excellent start to life in the Premier League. They sit in eighth place heading into this weekend’s clash with Aston Villa.

Chris Wilder

Chris Wilder could have some big decisions to make in 2020 at Sheffield United. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Chris Wilder has done an excellent job in ensuring his team continue to impress. He’s employed the same style of play that got the Blades out of League One and the Championship. It’s working, too.

The United gaffer finally splashed some cash in the summer. Big-money signings like Oli McBurnie, Lys Mousset, and Callum Robinson, all arrived at Bramall Lane.

However, as is always the case with new players coming in, it means others being ushered out. Indeed, Wilder has already remarked before this weekend that he is looking for some of his players to move on.

With that in mind then, we’ve looked at THREE players who need to move away from Sheffield United in 2020…

Leon Clarke

‘Big Leon’ has been an instrumental player for the Blades but the fact is he just isn’t going to get the chances he wants in the Premier League.

Leon Clarke

Leon Clarke is one player who could leave Sheffield United. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

A January loan move will probably be on the cards for Clarke. He’ll be hoping a Championship club takes a punt on him, despite being well into his 30s.

Leon Clarke deserves one more decent move. Hopefully, he gets that during 2020.

Kieron Freeman

Another of United’s League One squad and someone well respected within the ranks, Kieron Freeman will probably move on in January.

Middlesbrough are already thought to be interested in signing the full-back. He scored ten times in League One and did a good job of filling in for George Baldock last season when needed.

Another player who will leave with the best wishes of the fans.

Billy Sharp

Probably the most controversial pick on this list but there’s an argument to be made that Sharp might see himself moved on come the summer.

Billy Sharp

Billy Sharp has found opportunities hard to come by this season. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

There’s no way Chris Wilder will usher him out mid-season, not a chance. But, with United investing in new strikers and Ollie Watkins being rumoured with a move to Bramall Lane, chances will be at a premium for Sharp.

He’s a club legend as it is. In an ideal world, he stays with the club in a coaching capacity but there’s every chance he fancies one more crack at the Championship.

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