Sheffield United have been told how much they will need to fork out if they are to bring in a certain midfielder during the next transfer window.
According to a report in Greek outlet SDNA, Sheffield United have been set an asking price of €25m (roughly £22.5m according to XE.com) for Olympiacos midfielder Mady Camara. It’s far above his current Transfermarkt value of £7.2m, but given that the club are set to be quite flush with money at the end of the season, regardless of whether or not they finish in a European spot.
I have spoken before about the pros that signing Camara would bring, and I don’t think that an asking price like this should really be enough to put the club off trying to sign him.
With the club currently in possession of one of the lowest wage budgets in the Premier League there should be a lot of room for manoeuvring when it comes to trying to sign players for big fees this summer, or indeed throughout next season depending on what reports you read when it comes to that matter.
Would Camara be a good signing for us?
And that also means that the club can afford to take a few risks when it comes to transfers like this because at the end of the day, they’ve got themselves to a situation financially where they haven’t spent a lot, so when and if the money does come in, it won’t be pushing them too far into the red.
I suppose that’s really a credit to where Chris Wilder has been able to take this team and how he’s managed to do it on such a low budget.
Let’s just hope that he manages to keep up the same level of success when he does have money as he has been without it.