This is a deal that I would be properly stoked about if we were to make it happen.
According to a report from The Sun, the Blades are closing in on a deal to bring Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu on loan for the season as the 19-year-old searches for game time. Hopefully the Blades can offer him more than he managed to get during his previous loan as he only managed to make seven appearances for RB Leipzig last season.
I might be slightly exaggerating when I say this, but I honestly can’t think of a better player for us to sign for us this summer, but he simply has to be given the chance to play if he does.
Whenever Ampadu is given the chance to play, he will more often than not impress people. Just take a look at what Chelsea fans think after his recent display for Wales, and for RB Leipzig against Tottenham Hotspur a few months ago, he just needs to be given regular playing time.
How much will the club spend this summer?
More than £50m
Less than £50m
And I think he would fit in incredibly well at Bramall Lane.
Operating in that hole between the backline and the midfield, he’ll be able to provide a brilliant link between the two and also his ability to pick a pass will help control the tempo of the game. And look for any long diagonal balls that might come the way of our wide men, because he will be able to pick them out with ease.
If we can make him a regular in our side, either as a defensive midfielder or as one of the three centre-backs, then we really could be onto one of the better signings of the season, and on loan you really can’t ask for much better than that.