John Egan and Gwion Edwards to sign for Sheffield United: Wilder’s ideal transfer window explored
Last season’s runaway League One winners Sheffield United have put themselves in a great position this term and sit inside the Championship playoff positions, giving themselves a chance to aim for back-to-back promotions all the way to the Premier League.
Chris Wilder’s side have provided us all with great entertainment and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that top-level clubs will once again be visiting Bramall Lane next term.
Having said that, the squad did tire somewhat and took a mid-season wobble, having at one stage led the division, and Chris Wilder has spoken recently of the need to add at least two new faces in the coming weeks to ensure the club has enough depth to cope with the rest of the campaign.
Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa has been linked with the Blades, however, currently, every member of the first-team squad has English as a first language and I feel Wilder will want to keep it that way. That still brings in League One target Gwion Edwards of Peterborough and the winger could be yet another canny signing by the club, increasing competition in the wide areas.
The defence could do with shoring up in all honesty, which is where target John Egan of Brentford comes in, someone I feel would be ideal for this squad and could be the final piece of their particular puzzle after some high scoring games which have not gone United’s way.
Given the relative inexperience of their squad, Sheffield United could do with selling nobody this time around and given the targets they are going for, it can even be argued that they should not take anyone off the wage bill in order to free up the funds to bring in a couple of new faces.
The one very saleable asset which is being circled around by the Premier League vultures is David Brooks, the exciting left-footed midfielder who starred from the bench in some of the early season games but who has been missing recently.
Brooks can play right in the middle of the park or, more excitingly so far, just behind the striker(s) and it seems Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool may well see him as an exciting future edition to their fast and furious forward line, especially with the persistent rumours of Philippe Coutinho going to Barcelona refusing to dissipate.
In: John Egan (Brentford), Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United)
Keep: David Brooks