Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says the club will break their transfer record “a few more times” this summer.
The Yorkshire Post reports that £5m was paid to QPR for Luke Freeman, eclipsing the previous highest fee for John Egan a year prior.
Since then Callum Robinson has arrived from Preston North End, with the same newspaper this time claiming the fee was £7m.
Yet the spending isn’t expected to end there as the Blades prepare for their first Premier League season in 12 years.
“I should imagine we will break our transfer record a few more times,” Wilder said, admittedly before the arrival of Robinson.
“That is the division we are in. But these people have been on the list a long time.
“They are good players and they are coveted by other clubs as well. But I think we are an attractive club.”
Who will break the Sheffield United transfer record next?
The next large fee is expected to be spent on a striker. Dean Henderson is likely to rejoin the club from Manchester United, but on another loan.
Meanwhile, Ravel Morrison is currently on trial and could be signed as a free agent.
According to the Sheffield Star, the Blades are also closing in on the signing of Ben Osborn. However, the Sun claims they initially offered £3m for Osborn. Apparently Nottingham Forest are holding out for closer to £6m, but either way it won’t exceed the fee paid for Robinson.
It is likely that the next bumper amount will be for either Neal Maupay or Oli McBurnie. Both forwards are on Wilder’s wish list, with the 51-year-old wanting to add at least one new forward to his squad.
Which is why a deal for Maupay is beginning to look more likely. Football Insider says Brentford are looking for bids in excess of £15m for the Frenchman.
Yet Wilder faces competition from Aston Villa, Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United.