This summer’s transfer strategy for Sheffield United was aimed at signing players for future development and potential profit within the club’s self-sustainable model. Amidst the focus on first-team acquisitions, Ryan Oné was welcomed to the club’s development team with several reports from Scotland claiming he has a bright future ahead of him.
At 17, Oné joined from Scottish League One side Hamilton, boasting a record of 35 appearances and four goals. Despite unsuccessful attempts from other clubs, Sheffield United secured his services for a six-figure sum, emphasising their belief in developing talent within their academy.
Oné’s remarkable athleticism and technical ability at such a young age has sparked enthusiasm about his potential progression to the first team. His immediate impact includes scoring for the under 18’s and the development squad.
Having already looked impressive in his first few appearances at youth level, he has attracted the attention of Paul Heckingbottom.
United’s gaffer recently told Yorkshire Live:
“Yeah, we like what we have seen. He has a good football brain and has shown moments where he handles the ball well. Physically we can see what he can potentially be but he’s nowhere near where that is yet.
“He has come in and found the level and the intensity a big step but I have seen in the games that I have already watched him in that he is quickly coming to terms with that. We are pleased with what we have got.”