Blades eager to extend key man’s contract as free agency looms

Wes Foderingham has openly expressed his satisfaction, stating that he has “really enjoyed his time” at Sheffield United, even though there remains uncertainty about the continuation of his Bramall Lane career beyond the current season.

As a free agent next summer, the former Rangers goalkeeper has garnered interest from the club, with reports earlier this year indicated United’s eagerness to secure him a new deal.

Foderingham’s contract included a one-year extension triggered upon Sheffield United’s promotion to the Premier League. In the absence of additional options in the agreement, he could potentially explore the possibility of entering into a pre-contract agreement for a move abroad starting as early as January.

Having joined United in the summer of 2020, the 32-year-old goalkeeper patiently awaited his opportunity and has since solidified his position as the team’s No.1, overcoming competition from international goalkeepers such as Robin Olsen and Adam Davies.

However, there has been a number of head-scratching moments where fans questioned whether or not he has genuine Premier League starting qualities, especially in his distribution.

On the other hand, Foderingham has faced the most shots out of any other keeper in the league, which could be a reason for lapses of judgement – given the duress he has been constantly under.

Since Chris Wilder walked back through the doors at Bramall Lane, the shot-stopper has looked far more comfortable, and he has had less work to do than usual – particularly in their recent victory against Brentford.

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