Sheffield United could have edge in race for £20m rated winger

Sheffield United have set their sights on acquiring Sunderland winger Jack Clarke and is also pursuing a move for Villarreal forward Ben Brereton-Diaz. Reports from HITC suggest that Sheffield United and Burnley are currently in a competitive race to secure the services of Jack Clarke from Sunderland.

Sunderland are seeking a deal close to £20 million for Jack Clarke, but both Sheffield United and Burnley believe a sum closer to £15 million could secure the winger. Additionally, Sunderland has a substantial sell-on obligation to Tottenham, amounting to over 30% of the transfer fee. In light of this, Sunderland is open to considering player exchanges as part of the deal.

Sheffield United are firmly supporting manager Chris Wilder, and negotiations are progressing for a potential loan move with Ben Brereton Diaz from Villarreal. In addition to bolstering their attacking options, Wilder is keen on securing a new goalkeeper. Talks indicate that Sheffield United are exploring the possibility of bringing back Kasper Schmeichel to England.

Furthermore, they are expressing interest in Champions League winner Keylor Navas.

Jack Clarke showcased significant potential during his time at Leeds United, making a breakthrough into the first team under the management of Marcelo Bielsa. Tottenham secured his services for an initial £8.5 million, but despite the promise he displayed at Leeds, Clarke had limited opportunities at Spurs, featuring in only four senior appearances for the club.

Clarke, known for his electrifying pace and exceptional dribbling skills, could potentially bring a touch of magic to Sheffield United. However, both Sheffield United and Burnley, as newly promoted teams, are expected to engage in a competitive battle for his signature as they aim to make a significant signing that will enhance their chances of securing Premier League survival.

Given that Sunderland are prepared to listen to swap exchanges for him, could United look to send Daniel Jebbison, or someone of that ilk, there way via the loan market?

Tags Ben Brereton-Diaz Jack Clarke Kasper Schmeichel Keylor Navas