Sheffield United

Sheffield United beating Norwich to the signing of this one-cap England international would be a terrific move


Why Sheffield United should sign Nathaniel Chalobah on loan from Watford

According to a report from the Watford Observer, Sheffield United and Norwich City are interested in signing Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan this summer.

Nathaniel Chalobah, 24, joined Watford from Chelsea two summers ago having enjoyed a successful loan spell at Vicarage Road during the 2012/13 campaign but has failed to nail down a regular place in the team.

He has slipped down the pecking order at the club, with the 24-year-old restricted to 13 appearances last season, due in large part to the form of Etienne Capoue and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The one-cap England international needs to buy regular time on the pitch to unlock his true potential. That doesn’t seem to be happening at Watford due to the presence of Doucoure and Capoue.

With that in mind, it is in the best interest of Chalobah to leave the Hornets on a temporary loan spell this summer and Sheffield United could be the ideal destination for him.

The Blades are preparing for their first season in the Premier League in 12 years and despite bringing in eight new players this summer, and breaking their transfer record four times in the process, Chris Wilder is eyeing further reinforcements before Thursday’s deadline.

The United boss’ interest in Chalobah means he isn’t quite satisfied with the options he has got in midfield so far.

In the middle of the park, John Fleck and Oliver Norwood mightily impressed last season and are expected to be heavily involved in the Premier League.

John Lundstram and new signing Ben Osborn are the only other midfield options behind them, so it makes complete sense for Wilder to bring in Chalobah on loan at Bramall Lane.

Read more Sheffield United news, click here – Sheffield United latest news

Chalobah is a central midfielder by trade but he can also play at centre-back. He has decent pace in his locker which helps him complete some darting runs from the midfield.

The Englishman can also distribute the ball accurately at the middle of the park and can create chances for others around him. The 24-year-old does boast physical strength which helps him win aerial duels in midfield.


The ex-Chelsea starlet’s addition will undeniably improve the overall depth of Wilder’s squad at Bramall Lane. However, Chalobah has still not proven his worth to justify a regular starting berth at Sheffield United. So, the Blades will need to be patient with him and use him well next season.

Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7. Follow me @garrydevildada

Recent Posts

Who Is Silvia Fortini? Meet the wife of Roberto Mancini

Who Is Silvia Fortini? Meet The Wife Of Roberto Mancini Silvia Fortini Facts & Wiki…

13 hours ago

Who Is Genoveffa Darone? Meet the wife of Lorenzo Insigne

Who Is Genoveffa Darone? Meet The Wife Of Lorenzo Insigne Genoveffa Darone Quick Facts &…

13 hours ago

Who Is Helena Seger? Meet the wife of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Who Is Helena Seger? Meet The Wife Of Zlatan Ibrahimovic Helena Seger Quick Facts &…

13 hours ago

Who Is Hana Behounkova? Meet the wife of Patrik Schick

Who Is Hana Behounkova? Meet the wife of Patrik Schick Hana Behounkova Facts & Wiki…

13 hours ago

Why Chris Wood Could be the Magpies’ Most Underrated January Signing

When Newcastle United were taken over by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund worth £320bn,…

1 day ago

Who Is Alicia Aylies? Meet the rumoured girlfriend Of Kylian Mbappe

Who Is Alicia Aylies? Meet The rumoured girlfriend Of Kylian Mbappe Alicia Aylies Quick Facts…

1 day ago