Slavisa Jokanovic has dropped an update on Sheffield United’s remaining summer transfer business.
In recent comments cited by The Star, the Blades boss revealed that he would like to make another four or five signings between now and the closure of the summer transfer window next Tuesday.
The report goes on to mention the fact that United’s only signing since the 53-year-old manager’s arrival at Bramall Lane has been the addition of Liverpool centre-back Ben Davies on a season-long loan deal, while the Serbian has also seen a move for Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira fall through.
Addressing the remainder of Sheffield United’s transfer business, Jokanovic said: “I want four or five new players. It’s not important if it’s close or not because we’re [only] days until the end and we urgently need new faces, fresh blood. We need more confidence to be competitive for everything that is ahead of us.”
Considering just how poorly United have started their 2021/22 Championship campaign, picking up just one point and scoring a single goal over their opening four fixtures of the season, it is indeed evident that the Blades are in need of further additions to their first-team squad ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
And, considering the fact that Jokanovic recently sanctioned the £24m sale of Aaron Ramsdale, the Serbian manager’s comments suggesting that he is looking to reinvest this money in the current market are sure to be music to the ears of the Bramall Lane faithful.
Indeed, the Blades squad appears to be lacking depth in a number of areas of the pitch, with the signing of a new first-choice goalkeeper, a central midfielder and at least two wingers looking to be the priority positions for the 53-year-old in the coming days.
As such, if the United boss can indeed plug these particular gaps in his squad prior to the closure of the summer transfer window next week, it would undoubtedly be a huge boost for the Blades, who are very much in need of a spark to kickstart their Championship campaign.