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For quite a few years, the Blades were simply not the spending types. In fact, prior to 2019/20’s transfer windows, their record-breaking signing was that of James Beattie from Everton for a reported fee of £4.5m back in 2007/08! But then, everything just exploded as 2019 rolled in.
And now, six out of their top ten transfers ever are fresh signings who just joined the team, including all the players in the top five! At the very moment, Sander Berge’s £19.3m switch from KRK Genk takes the cake as the most expensive one but the youngster’s sheer potential warrants the hefty price tag.
The 21-year-old is then closely followed by Oliver McBurnie from Swansea City (£17.1m), Lys Mousset from Bournemouth (£9.9m), Callum Robinson from Preston (£7m) and Luke Freeman from QPR (£5m). And to think all of them were transferred in 2019/20 is truly as impressive as it is crazy.
But seeing their success in the Premier League with Chris Wilder at the helm, things seemed to have worked out for the best. On the other side, however, their biggest ever sale has been that of David Brooks to Bournemouth in 2018/19 for a fee of £10.1m.
Prior to that, the record holder was the legendary Phil Jagielka with his £5.4m switch to Everton in 2007/08.
Without a shadow of a doubt, there have been some big transfers happening at Sheffield United throughout the years and we’ll try and mention as many as we can on this list. Of course, 2019/20 has been a true rollercoaster of emotion when it comes to big purchases and it’s fairly safe to say that Berge has been the one to ruffle the most feathers along the way.
Seeing how the young talent has been on many teams’ radar, his signature was definitely a big win for the Blades. And even though Jagielka is a product of their own academy and certainly among the biggest legends of the club, both his transfer to Everton in 2007 and his eventual return back home in 2019 were huge in their own regard.
And then we have the likes of John Fleck, whose free transfer is probably as good as free transfers get, Lye Taylor in 2013 and Glyn Hodges, whose transfer was even funded by the fans themselves!
And of course, if we go way back to the early 1900s, we have to mention the signing of George Utley from Barnsley for £4k in 1914, which broke the world record at the time. How’s that for an intriguing fact, eh?