Sheffield United have been heavily linked with various players over the last few months, with the Blades securing their first signing of the summer in Luke Freeman from Queens Park Rangers yesterday.
Former Sheffield United defender Phil Jagielka has become one of those players listed as a potential signing (along with Gareth Bale), following the conclusion of his contract at fellow Premiership side Everton, whom he joined from the Blades in 2007 for £4million.
Various news sites such as SkySports have reported that Jagielka, 36, is set to join his former club on a free transfer has Chris Wilder looks to bolster his squad.
Can't understand any negativity surrounding the potential return of Jags. It's not just what he offers on the pitch; equally it's what he'll offer off it. Here we have a Blades legend who's played 13 consecutive seasons in the Prem. On a free. Solid signing! #sufc #twitterblades
— Blades Mad (@Blades_Mad) July 4, 2019
We believe that the defence is where the Blades will need to strengthen if they are to retain their Premiership status for the 2020/21 season. At 36 Jagielka doesn’t quite fit the radar on Wilder’s usual targets but he has bags of experience and knowledge. It may well be that he isn’t a regular in the starting XI but he would be welcomed amongst supporters. United may only see 12 months playing action, and hopefully the option for him to coach in the not too distant future – pretty much like John Terry has at Aston Villa.