Paul Heckingbottom could have a new attacker shortly

Sheffield United remain on course to sign Hacken forward Bénie Traoré and the deal will now likely advance after a pause in negotiations. The 20-year-old travelled back to his homeland due to personal matters. And this was the reason for his omission from the squad, Hacken’s head coach told GP.

Traoré’s performances last season captured the attention of many teams across Europe. His dynamic movement and eye for goal make him a deadly force to be reckoned with. So much so that Ajax sent scouts to watch the Ivorian player, as did Nantes, per AfricaFoot.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Paul Heckingbottom, Manager of Sheffield United, acknowledges the fans after the Sky Bet Championship between Birmingham City and Sheffield United at St Andrews (stadium) on May 08, 2023 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

He would finish the campaign with a remarkable tally of 15 goals in 20 appearances [SofaScore]. And that extraordinary goalscoring form could net the Swedish club at least €3.5m, per the report from AfricaFoot.

United will resume negotiations with Traoré and an agreement should be settled between the two clubs in the coming days. The Ivory Coast u23’s international’s arrival could coincide with the arrival of Anis Slimane, who United are also in negotiations with.

This signing would be seen as a huge coup for the Blades, and one that they desperately need if Iliman Ndiaye is to complete his move to Olympique Marseille this summer.





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