Sheffield United announced the signing of goalkeeper Wes Foderingham on the weekend but it looks like they are quickly looking for more acquisitions as they are now reportedly keen on Jerónimo Cacciabue.
According to Argentinian outlet Contraseña: Fútbol, via Football League World, the Blades are battling fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace and newly-promoted Leeds United for the Newell’s Old Boys midfielder.
Leeds are looking to increase the quality of their squad following promotion, whilst Palace and Sheffield United want to add more squad depth. At the moment those clubs are just interested and no official moves have been made for the player (Contraseña: Fútbol, via Football League World).
The central midfielder has come through the academy ranks at Newell’s Old Boys, per Transfermarkt. The 22 year-old has managed 33 appearances in the three seasons he has played for their first team, picking up two goals and two assists.
The fact that there are other Premier League battling for the player highlights that he has the potential quality to play in the division.
However, with Sheffield United close to signing John Swift, who is reportedly available for only £3.5m, and the depth in centre midfield they already have with players like Sander Berge, John Fleck, Oliver Norwood, Ben Osborn and John Lundstram, the club should focus on signing Swift and then look to spend the rest of their transfer budget elsewhere.
Would you sign Cacciabue?
Cacciabue, who is valued at £1.62m on Transfermarkt, could be a good Premier League player, but Chris Wilder should be focusing on adding proven quality rather than buying a lot of players for the sake of it.
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