Sheffield United have been put in command of a return to the Premier League, with a eventful summer transfer window sure to follow.
The Blades moved six points clear with a game in hand over Middlesbrough in the automatic promotion places, with Paul Heckingbottom’s side winning at Carrow Road while Boro went down beaten in bottom three side Huddersfield Town.
United last spent more than £50m in their two Premier League seasons earlier, with the top-flight riches possibly leaving Heckingbottom to dry up if they win promotion. Here we look at three transfer targets from this season that Sheffield United could advance towards in the summer…
Barnsley’s flying full-back would be perfect at Bramall Lane, Williams has played both right-back and right-back this season and will likely be on the move if Barnsley fail to win promotion.
Williams was previously linked with a move to United and would be the perfect candidate to push George Baldock and Jayden Bogle into a starting role at right-hand side, the 23-year-old has 11 goal appearances in 35 appearances so far this season. . and deserves a step forward.
The Rotherham United striker will be a hot property in the summer, as Sheffield United are reportedly set to rival West Brom and Standard Liege for the 25-year-old’s signature.
Ogbene has recorded ten goal appearances so far this season despite Rotherham sitting dangerously above the relegation zone. If the Millers are relegated, Ogbene is likely to be available at a reduced price and a shrewd signing for Heckingbottom’s side.
With Wes Foderingham’s contract due at the end of the season and the 32-year-old never having played in the Premier League before, the Blades look to have a new number one between the sticks next season.
Crystal Palace outcast Johnstone has been linked with a move to Bramall Lane and has previous top-flight experience with West Brom, still just 30, Johnstone would be an excellent choice to take the gloves if United win promotion and it could be cheap given that it hasn’t. standout for Palace in the league since he joined.