Blades crank up pressure to land Cameron Archer

Sheffield United’s interest in Cameron Archer has been present since the previous transfer window, as per The Star’s understanding. However, due to financial constraints, their hopes of bringing in the Aston Villa striker to strengthen their promotion efforts last season were dashed.

Facing financial challenges at the time and the club approaching a transfer embargo, Archer opted to join promotion contenders Middlesbrough in early January. He made a significant impact, scoring 11 goals in 20 games under Michael Carrick’s guidance as Middlesbrough aimed to challenge United in the quest for automatic promotion.

Their pursuit fell notably short, finishing 16 points behind Paul Heckingbottom’s Blades. Middlesbrough went on to be defeated in the play-off semi-finals by Coventry City.

Archer’s fantastic loan spell earned him a place in England’s U21’s Euros team. He would score a couple of goals in England’s successful U21 Euros campaign during the summer. And now he is set for a move away from Villa Park to continue his remarkable progression.

Middlesbrough are still interested in bringing the striker back to the Riverside, however, interest from United cannot be ignored. After proving his ability in the Championship, naturally, the next step is to get Premier League games under your belt. According to Alan Nixon, Cameron Archer “he’s next,” for the Blades.









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