Fellow Premiership side Southampton could prove to be the catalyst in this summer’s transfer business for Sheffield United. Transfer rumours doing the rounds suggest that the Blades are interested in acquiring Saints’ former Burnley striker Charlie Austin as Chris Wilder prepares for United’s first assault on the Premier League for slightly over a decade.
The Blades have been under scrutiny from supporters with no signings yet announced ahead of the summer transfer window officially opening this Monday, 1st July. Clubs have been able to purchase players and have made announcements, but they won’t officially join their new club until Monday.
Striker Charlie Austin, 29, has been linked with a move away from St Mary’s Stadium this summer with both Sheffield United and Aston Villa and could be subject to a £10million move to Bramall Lane in the forthcoming weeks according to Football Fan Cast.
The forward joined the south coast side from Queens Park Rangers in January 2016 in a £4million deal, and has since scored 16 goals in 91 Premiership matches. Last season he managed 27 appearances and scored 3 goals.
Elsewhere, Southampton look destined to complete the signature of Birmingham City striker Che Adams in a move would prove favourable for the Blades. He joined the Blues in August 2016 from Sheffield United, with any future cash transfer to another club, would result in the Blades earning a sell-on fee from their former player.