Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah has confirmed that the Blades are unlikely to spend as much during the January transfer window as they did during the summer.
The Blades shelled out £43m on players to prepare the club for their return to the top flight, and while Abdullah confirmed that money would be available, it will depend on where the club are positioned in the Premier League table. He expects to sit down with manager Chris Wilder in the coming months in order to finalise the budget:
“The transfer budget for this year was £30m. I fought hard with my ex-partner, and you can ask Chris Wilder, and we raised it to £40m. That is much more than many Premier League clubs have spent. In January we have to look at our position in the table and talk to Chris. We will do anything that is needed.”
With United having gained five points from their first five games back in the Premier League, there is likely to be no great urgency to reinforce the squad at this point.
However, if the Blades do begin to get sucked into a relegation battle by the New Year, it is likely that Wilder and his staff may ask for additional funds to ensure that the team can strengthen for the second half of the campaign.