The Blades send scouts to watch promising defender

According to TEAMtalk, Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, and Barnsley are closely monitoring the progress of Olukayode Osu. The 21-year-old defender currently plays for Bracknell Town and has played a crucial role in their journey to the first round of the FA Cup. 

West Bromwich Albion has also expressed interest as well as League Two team Wrexham. 

The report suggests that Sheffield United are at the forefront of the pursuit, with Blades scouts actively observing Osu’s performances across the past few weeks. Sheffield United has demonstrated a commitment to recruiting young talents from abroad and lower divisions this season. In September, they brought in teenage midfielder Jay Tinsdale from Bradford City, the same month they acquired Ryan Oné from Hamilton Academical. 

If Sheffield United manages to secure a deal with Osu, he would be the 14th addition to the club during the current campaign.

2PTPYW2 File photo dated 26-04-2023 of Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah (right), who still intends to sell the club despite their promotion to the Premier League but admits a sale to Dozy Mmobuosi now looks “unlikely”. Issue date: Friday April 28, 2023.

The club has set out a strategy on how they want to operate and they’re firmly remaining on this path of being a self-sustainable football club. This summer the Blades managed to lower their squads average age, adding players with good potential on long-term contracts. 

Osu has impressed several teams in the EFL, but the pull of playing Premier League football could seal a deal if Sheffield United were to submit an offer.

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