Aston Villa rejected a £10 million offer for Cameron Archer from Sheffield United a couple of weeks ago but have now agreed to let him go for a compromise fee and a buy-back clause. This means Villa have to repurchase Archer for £18 million in the summer of 2024 if the Blades suffer relegation to the Championship, Football Insider understands.
Although Archer is leaving Villa Park permanently, the arrangement might resemble a loan due to the buy-back stipulations next year. If Sheffield United manage to maintain their Premier League status, the buy-back clause is said to increase considerably.
Paul Heckingbottom has been demanding the club to bring in a new striker this summer and they finally have their man. Initially, United, and Heckingbottom, hoped to bring in Chuba Akpom after it was revealed that the Blades boss was keen on the former Boro player. But after Dutch giants Ajax came calling for his signature, there was only going to be one outcome.
This forced the Blades into action with Cameron Archer as they did not want to miss out on another target. And now they look to finally have a new talisman.
The 21-year-old will reportedly be announced as a Blade in the next couple of days, in time to face Manchester City on Sunday.