REPORT: Sheffield United ‘Keen’ On Transfer For Premier League Midfield General

REPORT: Sheffield United ‘Keen’ On Transfer For Premier League Midfield General

Sheffield United are thought to be interested in a free transfer for Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur, according to a recent report from TEAMtalk.

A experienced player in the middle of the park, who has spent the majority of his career in the Premier League, McArthur could prove to be a canny signing in United’s battle to stay in England’s top flight next season.

Manager Paul Heckingbottom must complete his transfer business both quickly and carefully in the summer window. A move for McArthur would be a positive start to the Blades’ incomings ahead of the 2023/24 season, given his leadership abilities and defensive solidity.

Who else, besides Sheffield United, is interested in James McArthur?

United are not the only promoted club who have an interest in McArthur – Luton Town are also believed to want to bring him to the club in the summer transfer window.

Currently, neither team have tabled an offer for the 35-year-old. Despite this, with the Hatters needing to renovate their stadium, Kenilworth Road, before the season starts, the Blades appear to be in a stronger financial position to bring him on board.

James McArthur career summary

Born in Glasgow, McArthur spent time in the academies of St. Johnstone, Clyde and Hamilton Academical during his youth career. He eventually sign his first senior contract at Hamilton in 2005 – he went on to make 168 appearances for the Accies, scoring ten goals.

In 2010, McArthur made the jump to the Premier League when he signed for Wigan Athletic. He spent four years with the Latics, scoring eleven goals, before moving to Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee on the last day of the 2014 summer window.

He went on to spend nine seasons with the Eagles, scoring 17 goals in 240 games. He was released at the end of the 2022/23 season – could Bramall Lane be his next destination?