Football and politics is something which has always played a part in the beautiful game, and will no doubt never leave. But the new transfer window system, married with an ever growing Championship could hinder Sheffield United’s chances of making further signings before the loan window shuts on 31st August.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has hinted that he would like to add to his squad before the window shuts. The window to bring in players permanently has officially ended but Football League clubs can sign players on loan and agreeing a permanent deal to be completed on 1st January.
Ollie Norwood took advantage of this loophole when completed his move from Brighton to Bramall Lane, with a £2million transfer expected in the New Year. With the midfielder signed last week, Wilder announced that another signing would be imminent – quite possibly before the weekend’s last-gasp victory over Norwich City.
United have reportedly been chasing Middlesbrough’s Marvin Johnson, 27 but politics dictate that Boro wish to strengthen their squad before allowing their winger to leave. A sensible decision no doubt and one which United fans would expect of their club should we put in a similar position. The news website The72.co.uk has revealed that the Riverside club are on the verge of signing Everton’s winger Yannick Bolasie, who would defiantly be a game changer for the Reds.
This would give both Sheffield United and Hull City, who have also been linked with Johnson, the opportunity to peruse a move.
The Blades have already lost out on signing striker Sam Gallagher from Southampton. The Saints were waiting the signing of Danny Ings (from Liverpool) before allowing their player to leave. They did eventually sign the Reds forward but was seemingly too late for United to make a move.
United could easily miss out in this transfer too if Boro fail to make their signings – or Johnson could sign for Hull instead!
The Blades move for Middlesbrough winger Marvin Johnson is edging closer as Boro close in on the signing of Yannick Bolasie from Everton. Bolasie’s move to the Riverside will open the door for Johnson to depart this month. [Sheffield Star] ????⚪️⚔️ #sufc #boro #twitterblades pic.twitter.com/v7VtqbOV8J
— Bramall Lane HQ ⚔️ (@bramalllanehq) August 20, 2018
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