Sheffield United are on the lookout for a forward as reports have suggested they are interested in strikers such as Emmanuel Dennis and Ollie Watkins. However, there is now another attacking player that Chris Wilder wants to bring to Bramall Lane.
According to Football Insider, Sheffield United are keen on striker Yakou Meite, who currently plays for Championship side Reading. The Blades are looking to reinforce their attack and have not submitted a formal offer for the player yet, but are reportedly very keen to make a move for him.
The 24 year-old, who has two caps for the Ivory Coast, has made 100 appearances for the Championship side and scored 31 goals whilst also picking up four assists, per Transfermarkt.
Meite has a decent return for the Royals and he is a former representative of Paris Saint-Germain’s under-19 side, scoring eight goals and claiming six assists, as well as making one senior appearance for the French giants, per Transfermarkt.
Meite had a prolific 2019/20 season in the Championship, scoring 13 goals and recording on average 2.7 shots per game, per WhoScored. He clearly has an eye for goal and does not lack confidence to shoot when the opportunity presents itself.
Also, at just 24, he could be an ideal signing for Sheffield United. With David McGoldrick now 32 and Billy Sharp two years older, the Blades could do with turning to the long-term future in terms of their centre-forward options. Meite is only coming into his mid-20s and is a proven scorer in English football, so Wilder could do a lot worse than bring him in.
Blades fans, would you like to have Meite at Sheffield United? Comment below with your views!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience