Sheffield United have been on a search for a new striker for several months‚ but have yet to make any deals. After a disappointing season under Slavisa Jokanovic‚ the club have decided to let Billy Sharp extend his contract at Bramall Lane. The striker has a good season‚ scoring five goals and providing seven assists. The club have already signed a new goalkeeper‚ but have so far had no luck with the transfer market. Former England international Paul Heckingbottom has denied reports that Sheffield United will sign Andre Wisdom. The defender recently returned from a hamstring injury‚ but has since been out of action. Although he has been struggling in the Championship‚ the Sheffield United manager says he wants to reassure the club that he has the financial backing to continue working at the club. However‚ he says he is unsure if the move will happen because he needs a new deal and needs assurances from the club. After the summer transfer window‚ Heckingbottom is confident that Sheffield United will be able to sign a striker‚ but has been unable to say when or who that will be. The club have signed a deal with the English FA to keep Slavisa Jokanovic. The deal is for a minimum of five years‚ so the manager will have to prove his worth‚ despite the lack of investment. The club are in the position to sign a striker this month‚ but a new striker isn't guaranteed to be in the squad. The Blades' summer transfer window was so quiet that the club did no incoming business at all‚ and started the season in the Championship with only three new additions. In the last two days‚ they have signed three more players. So it's unlikely they'll be bringing in a player until the end of the season. The manager of Sheffield United is confident that the club can achieve its ambitions‚ despite the fact that it faces a tough time in the current season. Indeed‚ the club's success is not purely down to a bounce from the new manager. It is down to the club's determination and the quality of their players. There are three reasons why the club is in desperate need of a new defender. The first reason is because the club has already signed a new defender. Hopefully‚ the defender will be a permanent fixture‚ and not a free agent. It may be a while before the club can secure a new player‚ but it's not impossible. Andre Wisdom has played the last game of the season for Sheffield United and is out of contract at the end of the season. It is unlikely that Paul Heckingbottom will be signing any more players during the January transfer window.
His club left most of their incoming business until the last minute. In the summer‚ the club signed only three new players. The three new arrivals this year have all been in the last two days‚ however. In the meantime‚ it is hard to see a future for the Sheffield United squad without them. Another player that may come to the club this month is the English defender John Souttar. Aside from the midfielder‚ another defender with good experience in the English Premier League is Chris Wilder‚ who is currently at Hearts. The manager has been a long-term friend of Souttar for the last two years‚ and his relationship with the player will likely continue to grow. There are reports that the club are in talks with a new owner‚ but they need to get financial assurances first. In addition to this‚ they are interested in keeping Billy Sharp‚ who is out of contract at the end of the season. He has recently met with the club's hierarchy to discuss his future‚ but the club needs to secure the incoming owner before the sale is finalized. But in the meantime‚ they have the right to decide on the future of their new manager‚ and that's the only way to guarantee that the club will remain successful.