It was a disappointing start to the Premier League campaign for Sheffield United as they lost 2-0, however the result was against a very good Wolves side and hopefully it will be a warning to the Blades that they can’t take the league softly despite their top ten finish last campaign.
Chris Wilder has made quite a few signings, including bringing attacker Oliver Burke to the club. The Scotsman was involved in a swap-deal with Callum Robinson, who went to West Bromwich Albion, and former forward Brian Deane has been discussing the player as he thinks this is a big chance for Burke to make a name for himself.
Speaking to talkSPORT, via SheffieldUnitedNews, Deane said: “That’s the one (signing) where I think he’s had a lot of opportunities. He’s been talked up, he’s been hyped. It’s time for him now, perhaps to grow up and realise this is the last opportunity he’ll get at a really top club.
“Those reputations can follow you around. He’s perhaps looked at the situation and thought this is a good place for him to compete and prove he’s a bit more mature.”
Deane is right when it comes to talking about how this could be the last chance for Burke to prove himself and get a chance at a big club in a big division, as he has failed to set the world alight at his last three clubs, (West Brom, Celtic and Alaves), per Transfermarkt. During his spells at these sides, Burke has played 75 times but only scored six goals whilst also picking up eight assists, per Transfermarkt.
There is no doubting the potential that Burke does have, as he was signed by Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in the past after his good performances at Nottingham Forest made many believe he was a wonder kid at the Championship club, however he needs to start showing this potential sooner rather than later to not just show to Wilder that he was a worthwhile signing, but to also make sure his career starts going the way he wants it to.
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