Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Sheffield United are set to sign Yann Karamoh on loan from Parma, which will surely delight Slavisa Jokanovic and the Blades fanbase.
According to Romano, the Frenchman is currently undergoing a medical in Paris before completing a loan switch to the Blades, with the deal set to be announced at some point today before the deadline.
So far this summer, the Blades have brought in two loan players in the shape of Ben Davies and Conor Hourihane and it seems as if Jokanovic is making full use of the loan market with Karamoh set to join for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign.
United are certainly in need of fresh faces at Bramall Lane after a shocking start to the season, one which sees them sitting second-bottom of the Championship with just two points from their opening five fixtures in the second tier.
Jokanovic has been guilty of utilising similar tactics from his predecessors Paul Heckingbottom and Chris Wilder, lining up with the familiar 3-5-2 formation once again at the weekend in the goalless draw with Luton Town.
After that result, the Serbian manager called for the board to bring in fresh faces, saying:
“These three days will be an important three days for our board, to do what they promised before I arrived here.
“It’s not a question about today, it’s a question about our start to the season – we are not comfortable, we don’t show the quality, we don’t show the personality.”
Considering the lack of wingers he currently has available in his squad, the former Fulham boss will surely be delighted that Karamoh is set to join, especially considering he has plenty of experience in Ligue 1 and Serie A.
Last season saw the 23-year-old contribute two goals and two assists for Parma in Serie A, averaging a solid 6.60 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
This is better than the vast majority of Sheffield United players have averaged so far this season and considering he is arguably playing at a lower level, he should be a good addition to Jokanovic’s squad, so Blades fans should be buzzing to hear that he is set to join.
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