Sheffield United and Slavisa Jokanovic should not be in a rush to raid Fulham for players this summer, says former Blades striker Brian Deane.
Jokanovic was, of course, recently appointed as United manager and there is now some talk that he could turn to his old side Fulham for signings.
According to TEAMtalk, midfielder Tom Cairney is a target for the Serbian as he eyes a reunion at Bramall Lane.
Following their own relegation to the Championship, though, Deane is not too convinced by the idea of a shopping spree at Craven Cottage.
“People always suspect that if somebody’s been at a club, they’re going to go instantly for those players,” the ex-United forward exclusively told FFC.
“But you’ve got to remember Fulham have been relegated as well and there might be some of their players who are more suited to the Championship. So I wouldn’t be in a rush to go to Fulham for ex-players. He’s got to assess the squad first.”
Indeed, having been a Championship side only as far back as the 2019/20 season, the core of Fulham’s squad is made up of players who have a lot of experience in the second division and may be more suited to it.
Furthermore, the west London club may not be keen to sell too many of their assets, especially to a potential promotion rival like United. And, as Deane also mentioned, it is probably worth Jokanovic having a proper look at his squad first before forking out on new additions.