Recent reports indicate that Sheffield United are still interested in securing a deal for Leicester City goalkeeper Danny Ward. Over the weekend, there were suggestions that the club were exploring the possibility of acquiring the Welsh international, who currently finds himself lower in the pecking order at Leicester.
While Sheffield United are reportedly considering Kasper Schmeichel, concerns arise about the potential cost of a deal for the Danish goalkeeper. Interestingly, Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett suggests that Danny Ward holds a higher position on Chris Wilder’s wishlist for the club this window.
On Sky Sports on Tuesday evening, Rob Dorsett provided an update on Sheffield United’s quest for a new number one goalkeeper.
“Sky Sports News has been told Ward is higher up on new manager Chris Wilder’s list of candidates. He is likely to be cheaper in terms of wages, and is keen on a move which will get him more first-team football.”
My opinion on Sheffield United goalkeeper situation
I’m not sure why the Blades have come up with a transfer strategy of identifying Leicester City’s 2nd and 3rd string players. Surely the club should have learned from the Luke Thomas debacle?
Understandably United are looking for a short-term fix, via the loan market, and that would then give them a chance to re-evaluate the goalkeeper position closer to the summer.
Ideally I’d hope the Blades will eventually sign a shot-stopper that’s young enough to still develop, but still has the necessary experience to be the number one choice. Whoever that may be, it will cost a fair bit.