Sheffield United are seemingly struggling to get a number of signings over the line this summer, despite being linked with plenty of players.
The likes of Matty Cash, Ollie Watkins, and John Swift have all been linked in recent times, while Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster is the latest name cropping up.
However, it looks like Cash is signing for Aston Villa while at the same time, Villa also looks set to trump the Blades in the bidding war to land Reading midfielder, Swift. Furthermore, it is Villa who appears to be in pole position to sign Watkins, with reports of s £70k-a-week deal on the table.
It is, then, all becoming a bit frustrating for Blades fans and, no doubt, manager Chris Wilder.
But there is one player who could be within our grasp if we want and that is young Chelsea midfielder, Conor Gallagher.
According to Alan Nixon, Chelsea wants to loan him out again after he has signed a new deal. It makes sense, then, for the Blades to consider a move for Gallagher given his position on the pitch.
Cover in multiple positions and creative spark, Gallagher is ideal
The 20-year-old enjoyed a stellar campaign down in the Championship last season, helping Swansea City to the playoffs after initially spending the first half of the season with Charlton.
Over the course of the season, Gallagher netted six times while he also laid on an impressive 11 assists. Those sorts of stats from midfield shouldn’t go unnoticed and given what we’d be signing Swift for, Gallagher could well plug the gap.
Chris Wilder has already said he will need to use the loan market this summer. Brewster is looking like being one of the loan players he signs, so adding Gallagher should fit nicely too.
Capable of playing deep as a playmaker, further forward as a ten or wide forward, or simply as a box to box midfielder, the Chelsea youngster does appear to have it all. Surely a season with the Blades can’t do him any harm?
And, more importantly, it gives Wilder and Knill a creative option from midfield that we so desperately lacked at times last season, despite our obvious success.