Sheffield United appear to be scouting players from the Championship and this has seen them become interested in Kyle Joseph from Wigan Athletic.
Wigan appeared to have survived relegation from the Championship as they managed to get 50 points this season, but they were dealt a huge blow as they went into administration and were deducted 12 points which will be given to them at the end of the season if they are not in the relegation zone, or next season if they finish in the bottom three.
This has seen them look to sell some of their players and one of these might be Kyle Joseph, according to The Sun, as both Sheffield United and Leicester City are interested in the player. The two Premier League sides feel like they can get the forward for a cut-price fee as Wigan desperately need some money.
The 18-year-old has impressed at youth level for Wigan, as he has played six games in the FA Youth Cup this campaign and scored twice, per Transfermarkt. His performances in the academy have clearly not gone unnoticed as he has been selected by the Scotland under-18s and under-19s and his six appearances in the latter grade have seen him score one goal.
The fact that the Blades and Leicester are both interested highlights that potential in the forward has been spotted and there wouldn’t be much risk signing the player as he will be expected to stay in the youth ranks before being integrated into the senior squad when he is deemed ready.
With Billy Sharp 34 and David McGoldrick 32, per WhoScored, Chris Wilder needs to be looking towards the future in attack to support Oliver McBurnie and Lys Mousset, and teenage talent Joseph could be the ideal option as a long-term successor to the veteran duo.
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