Sheffield United have been linked with a move for Stoke City midfielder Sam Clucas, as reported by Yorkshire Live.
Caught up in a bizarre contractual situation, the 30-year-old is free to leave the bet365 Stadium for nothing this summer despite having one year left on his deal [The Star]. Due to the extent of their wage bill, Stoke are set to let the former Swansea midfielder depart due to his status as one of the highest earners in the squad [Yorkshire Live].
Searching for players to rejuvenate their squad after a bleak 2020/21 season, the Blades are rumoured to be battling Nottingham Forest, Blackburn and Millwall for his signature [Alan Nixon]. The 30-year-old contributed just two goals and three assists in 26 appearances last term [Transfermarkt] and was only their ninth-best performer in the Championship according to WhoScored.
With the Blades scoring a measly 20 goals in the league last season, and only one of those coming from central midfield [WhoScored], loads of Sheffield United fans are rather underwhelmed by the prospect of seeing the far from free-scoring Clucas in their red and white.
Blades fans react to Clucas news
Criticising their clubs’ ambition, many of the Bramall Lane faithful took to Twitter to voice their concerns. Here is what some of them had to say:
“Poor signing if so”
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