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Sheffield United receive boost in Jermain Defoe pursuit

Sheffield United receive boost in Jermain Defoe pursuit

Sheffield United have been one of the standout performers in the Championship this season, but they’ll want to avoid falling off the pace completely with the January transfer window on the horizon. 

Chris Wilder has completely redefined Sheffield United since taking over at the club, with the Blades on course for another impressive season in the Championship.

Interestingly, the Blades received a huge boost on the transfer front recently, as according to The Mirror (Transfer Live blog, 22:27, Friday, December 7, 2018) (via HITC), Jermain Defoe has said that he is open to leaving Bournemouth in the January transfer window.

The 36-year-old has suggested that he could leave Bournemouth in the January transfer window in order to get playing time.

Sheffield United are believed to be interested in signing the striker on loan from Bournemouth in the January transfer window, so it comes as a huge boost that he is open to a move away from the Vitality Stadium as he could be the final piece in the Blades’ promotion puzzle.

But, they could face competition from League One side Sunderland, who have been linked with a potential move for the experienced forward in January.

THE VERDICT:

Sheffield United already have the likes of Leon Clarke, Billy Sharp, Conor Washington and David McGoldrick in their ranks, but Jermain Defoe possesses the ability to take them into the Premier League as an accomplished finisher.

The Blades have been one of the standout performers in the Championship this season, but they have dropped off the pace slightly in recent times, so improvements are required in January.

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