However, with only two confirmed signings so far in Aaron Ramsdale and Wes Foderingham, Chris Wilder has been answering questions around the transfer window, giving Blades fans an insight into his plans.
Speaking to Yorkshire Live, the Blades manager said, “The market is slow, there’s not much happening, We have obviously done the big one from our point of view in terms of Aaron, delighted that we have got him in. The timing was key for him, we have secured a fabulous goalkeeper that has had a season in the Premier League and will get better and stronger and wants to come back home. I am delighted with his attitude, I think the world of the boy and he’s going to be a big player for us next season.
“Others we are working on, there’s a couple of players potentially who are going to go out and a couple of positions to cover and improve. We are working overtime as we always are – we have made our big signing now and we have to make sure from a financial point of view that we see what’s available.
“The loan market is available to us and we are going to use that and the key is when that window shuts and I am sticking the team down on that piece of paper that it looks better than what it ended up and I am certain that it will do.”
It is understandable that he feels like Sheffield United have already made their big signing in Ramsdale, who cost them £18.45m to become the second most expensive signing in their history, per Transfermarkt.
However, his indication of using the loan market may suggest that players like Cash, who is valued at around £15m, might not be heading to Bramall Lane in this window.
A deal for Cash might not be out of the question, though, as Wilder has hinted that some players could be offloaded, which may hint at an intention to sell first to free up space and funds for further signings.
With the transfer window not over until 5 October, the Blades have plenty of time to add more signings, but hopefully they can move on some players that Wilder believes are surplus to requirements in order for him to add greater squad depth.
His comments highlight that, despite their top 10 finish last season, the Blades cannot just splash the cash, but Wilder has earned the trust to utilise the transfer window in the best possible way that he can.
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