Sheffield United are set to make an offer in a bid to bring Dion Sanderson to Bramall Lane this summer.
That’s according to a report by Football Insider, who claim that Slavisa Jokanovic is planning to make an offer for the Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back in the near future, in a bid to beat both Sunderland and Newcastle United to the signing of the 21-year-old.
It is reported that both of the Tyne-Wear rivals have seen an offer for the defender rejected by Wolves this summer, with the Premier League side believed to be demanding a fee of around £2m in order to part with Sanderson ahead of next season.
It is then claimed that, should the Blades fail in their bid to sign the centre-back permanently, they will attempt to get a loan deal over the line.
Considering just how impressive Sanderson was while on loan at Sunderland last season, the fact that Jokanovic is interested in a deal to bring the 21-year-old to Bramall Lane should have fans buzzing.
Indeed, over his 26 League One appearances for Lee Johnson’s side last term, the £135k-rated defender helped his team keep eight clean sheets, as well as making an average of 0.9 interceptions, one tackle, 2.7 clearances and winning 4.3 duels per game.
These returns saw the man Stephen Elliott claimed has a “huge future” in the game earn an average SofaScore match rating of 6.92, ranking him as the Black Cats’ 13th-best performer in the third tier of English football.
The £820-per-week centre-back also has experience in the Championship, having featured 10 times for Cardiff City back in 2019/20, with Sanderson, who was often deployed at right-back for the Bluebirds, registering two assists and helping his side keep four clean sheets, in addition to making an average of 1.4 interceptions, 1.2 tackles, 2.1 clearances and winning 3.7 duels per league fixture.
These metrics saw the 21-year-old earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.77, an impressive feat considering how young the defender was at the time of his spell in Wales.
As such, it would very much appear as if the Wolves man has an extremely bright future in the game, and would be well worth the £2m that Bruno Lage’s club are believed to be demanding in order to part with the centre-back this summer.