Sheffield United reportedly targeting a wing back so here are 3 Championship options
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Sheffield United reportedly targeting a wing back so here are 3 Championship options

Sheffield United are in the market for a new right wing back during the January transfer window.

Manager Chris Wilder has highlighted three specific positions he wants to target this month. An overlapping centre-back and box-to-box midfielder are the other two.

The Blades have already added free agent Jack Rodwell to their ranks in January. Now Wilder is looking at other areas of his squad that he can improve.

George Baldock has been a consistent presence on the right flank this season. Yet with Kieron Freeman told he can leave Bramall Lane, Wilder needs backup/competition for Baldock.

The United boss likes to sign young Championship players with high potential for improvement if possible. So here are three options.


Sheffield United want a new wing back

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Jayden Bogle

Still only 19-years-old, Bogle has already played 71 times for Derby County after breaking through under Frank Lampard.

Now at Chelsea, Lampard has proven youngsters who have thrived under him in the Championship can make the step up. The likes of Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori are testament to that.

Not that the Blades would be alone in admiring Bogle, with the Telegraph reporting West Ham United are among four Premier League teams interested in the £7m-rated teenager. Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley and Crystal Palace are the others.

Nathan Ferguson

Another 19-year-old and another who has been attracting interest from the top flight. reports that Tottenham Hotspur are keen on the West Bromwich Albion full-back.

Ferguson has made a big impression at the Hawthorns this term after being handed his debut by Slaven Bilic. He has now played 20 times and helped the Baggies to the top of the table.

Ferguson is versatile too, with the ability to also play on the left and in central defence.

Connor Roberts

A little bit more of an experienced option now, Roberts may have only turned 24 in September but is very much the established first choice for Swansea City and Wales.

Full of running and with an eye for a goal, the Welshman certainly has the ability to push further forwards as a wing back and is likely to be tempted by the chance to prove himself in the Premier League again.

Roberts could also reunite with his former Swans teammate Oli McBurnie.

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