Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has said that he is hopeful of tying down more players to new contracts after confirming that both club captain Billy Sharp and vice-captain Ollie Norwood have signed new deals.
While Sharp has put pen to paper on a two-year contract, Norwood has been handed a three-year extension, and Wilder was keen to emphasise that he wants more of his players to commit their long-term futures to the Blades:
“I’m delighted that Stephen (Bettis) and the board have cemented my vision of those boys and the others we intend to get nailed down in the near future.”
John Lundstram has a deal that expires this summer, but United do have the option to extend for a further year. However, they will likely want the midfielder to stay for a longer period.
Chris Basham’s current deal expires in 2021 so Wilder will be very keen to see the defender sign on the dotted line. With John Egan also said to be in contract talks, the Yorkshire club’s board have their work cut out in order to agree new contracts with some key players.