Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has revealed he does have a shortlist of players he wants to target in the next transfer window.
However, the ongoing health crisis means there is too much uncertainty for the Blades to assign a transfer budget yet but, while they may not be planning any bids, Wilder says a lot of work is going on behind the scenes:
“For us, it is position-specific in where we need to improve. There is always a list from A* players of what we feel we can attract to others down the list. There is an enormous amount of work still going on and discussions taking place about our potential players that we will bring in to improve us going into the next season.”
“We don’t know in terms of finances. Of course, we have talked about budgets for the summer and will they be affected but we don’t know because we are in times of uncertainty, so we have different situations that we are working to.”
Scouting is always going on at football clubs, even when matches are not being played. There are numerous tools and resources available to clubs to assess statistics and performance videos so initial assessments of players can be made.
On top of that, Sheffield United likely scout out any potential targets well in advance so any players who are currently on Wilder’s list, have probably already been watched a number of times this season.
The Yorkshire club may have a whole host of names on their radar, but until a budget is decided, no formal moves will be made.