As quoted by the Scotsman, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has admitted he’d ‘love to improve’ his squad in the transfer window, but wouldn’t comment directly on Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara.
Last week, the Scottish Sun reported that the Blades had joined fellow Premier League clubs Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Brighton, Burnley and Aston Villa in a race for the 24-year-old’s signature.
However, learning from past mistakes, Wilder was keen to avoid discussing a specific transfer target, instead preferring to talk about his overarching aim for the window.
“I’m not trying to be clever when I say I won’t name any names,” he said, as quoted by the Scotsman. “We’re in the situation where we have to work hard and be diligent with our signings.”
“In the past, we have flagged people up and then someone has come in over the top of us. I’m not embarrassed about that, but of course, we’d love to improve our squad.”
Wilder certainly didn’t distance Sheffield United from Kamara and it’s clear that he’s looking to recruit in a bid to keep his side’s surprisingly strong form going well into 2020.
United are currently eighth in English top-flight following last season’s promotion from the Championship and sit ahead of the likes of Arsenal and Everton.
It’s no great shock that they and many others are credited with an interest in Kamara, given how well he’s performed so far this season, particularly in the Europa League and in European Championship qualifiers for Finland.
However, most Bears will be steadfast in their belief that all January suitors are wasting their time.
Rangers are looking to trim their squad, but sporting director Ross Wilson has insisted that key players – a bracket Kamara certainly falls into – aren’t for sale this month [BBC Sport].
If these English clubs want to return in the summer with a hefty bid after the player’s participation in Euro 2020, only then might we see a departure.