Concerns loom over Oli McBurnie and Wes Foderingham’s potential free exits from Sheffield United next summer, joining a group of Blades players set to become free agents. Despite activating one-year contract extensions in the summer, fresh terms are required for them to continue at Bramall Lane, and they are hopeful that a new deal can be reached within the next few weeks, per The Star. The pair dedicated to the club’s Premier League survival experienced a boost with a recent win against Wolves.
At present, 14 senior members of Paul Heckingbottom’s squad are set to become free agents at the end of the current season. While United has options to extend some contracts, others, including striker Daniel Jebbison, may leave without a new agreement.
The uncertainty surrounding United’s Premier League status complicates contract negotiations, impacting players’ wages in the Premier League versus the Championship. Key figures like George Baldock, John Egan, Chris Basham, Jayden Bogle, and the injured Rhys Norrington-Davies approach the final six months of their existing deals. While Oliver Norwood’s contract is due to expire next summer, the Blades have an option to extend his deal by 12 months, according to Transfermarkt.
Tricky decisions will have to be made in this next transfer window in January.