DANNY Wilson has sought to allay fears about the lack of transfer activity at Bramall Lane by insisting his plans for next season “starting to take shape.”
The Sheffield United manager, who was unveiled as Micky Adams’ successor three weeks ago, is yet to enter the market despite conceding high earners such as Darius Henderson and Ched Evans are almost certain to depart as the club looks to balance its books following relegation. But, having dismissed claims United must sell before they can buy, Wilson dropped a huge hint that several targets have already been sounded-out about moves to South Yorkshire by repeating his claim that “most players would jump at the chance of coming here” should the opportunity arise.
“It’s early days yet but we’re getting there,” Wilson told The Star. “I’m not concerned.
“There are players out there, good players, who would love to play for us. I think most people know that.
“Things are starting to take shape. People needn’t worry.”
Wilson added: “I’ve spoken to a few players to gauge their thoughts and feelings on things.
“Others, as is always the case at this time of year, are waiting to weigh-up their options and think about their situations a little bit longer.”
Although plc chairman Kevin McCabe has warned that savings must be made as United prepare for life in League One, Wilson is not believed to have been informed the likes of Henderson and Evans must be off-loaded before he can embark on what is likely to be a major recruitment drive.
Hull have expressed an interest in luring Henderson to the KC Stadium but Middlesbrough, who are considering a swoop for Evans, must cash-in on Kris Boyd before they can lodge a formal bid.
Frank Barlow, the former United midfielder, was unveiled as Wilson’s assistant on Thursday after leaving Sunderland’s scouting department.