As Sheffield United creep ever closer to promotion, the excitement is building around Bramall Lane for what is looking like Championship football returning to the club. 

Under manager Chris Wilder, the Blades have romped to the top two spots in League One, sitting 13 points above third placed Fleetwood Town with only a handful of games remaining.

Blades fans will now be looking forward to a summer of activity in the transfer market. Chris Wilder has been promised the funds to ensure they survive in the Championship at the bare minimum, and it will be interesting to see just who he looks to sign.

United are still a big club, and will no doubt be able to attract a fair few players to Bramall Lane in the summer.

With this in mind, we have taken a look at THREE summer signings Sheffield United should look to make to ensure their survival in the Championship…


With Yorkshire rivals Rotherham going the other way in terms of divisions, the time might be ripe for United to swoop for their star man Danny Ward.

Ward has been a shining light in what has been a dismal Millers team this season, but his form has dropped off since he failed to secure a January move.

A move across to Sheffield United could do him the world of good, and he would add another dimension to the Blades’ attacking threat.


Manchester United man Riley was on loan with the Blades this season, but cruelly saw his time at the club cut short due to injury.

Manager Chris Wilder has already stated he would be open to seeing Riley back in a Blades shirt, and a move in the summer for him should not be ruled out.

Riley would offer versatility and some genuine higher level quality, something which could be of use in the Championship for United.


The classy little midfielder has been superb for Walsall this season, and easily has the quality to make the transition to the Championship.

Often a player who stands out when he comes to Bramall Lane, Blades fans will be well aware of the talent he possesses.

Oztumer would add something a little bit different to the Blades ranks, with his trickery, long range striking, and ability to unlock even the tightest defences something which could be of huge use to United.


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