According to the Sun, Sheffield United are interested in signing QPR forward Eberechi Eze this January in a £12m deal.
Manager Chris Wilder is hoping to add another attacker to his ranks in the upcoming transfer window. Eze is thought to be the ideal candidate due to his potential sell-on value.
The 21-year-old has greatly impressed for the R’s over the past two seasons in particular. Eze has developed into a talented number ten and already has nine goals in 24 Championship matches this season.
At still such a young age there is every chance the England Under-21 international could progress even further in his career. Which is why it would be no surprise if Wilder were keen on Eze.
Why Eberechi Eze is surely worth more than £12m
The Blades are said to be interested in Eze because he represents a cheaper alternative to Ollie Watkins. The 23-year-old is also on their list of targets, but is now valued by Brentford at £25m.
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Watkins has been in similarly impressive form to Eze this term. The Exeter City academy product has scored 15 times in England’s second tier in 2019/20.
Which is why it seems so bizarre that Eze is available at less than half the price. It is a similar story when it comes to another reported United target in Jarrod Bowen.
Bowen has also scored 15 league goals this campaign. Yet it is thought it would cost around £20m to sign the 22-year-old from Hull City.
So surely Eze should at least be valued at around the same price as Bowen and Watkins? Especially as the Sun actually reported at the end of November that he was indeed worth £20m.
At the time Tottenham Hotspur were the side linked with Eze. Their interest has since diminished since the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho replacing him.
Chelsea, Leicester City, Southampton and West Ham United are also understood to be monitoring Eze.