But where have Sheffield United been shopping for players most over the last ten years? Here are the ten clubs who have loaned and sold the most players to the Blades.
Oliver Norwood is the latest play to swap the south coast for the steel city, but Will Hoskins and Chris O'Grady have also made the switch in the last ten years. John Brayford, Simon Moore and Simon Lappin have all joined the Blades from the Bluebirds in recent years. Brian Howard, Rob Kozluk, Iain Turner and Daniel Bagdanovic all joined United from Barnsley. Richard Cresswell, Andrew Davies, Steve Simonsen and Danny Higginbotham all went from Stoke to Sheffield. There's been a fair bit of business between the Yorkshire rivals with Billy Sharp, Neill Collins, Aidy White, Ryan Hall and Dominic Poleon all leaving Leeds for Sheffield. The Hornets have provided Darius Henderson, Lee Williamson, John-Joe O'Toole, Leigh Bromby and Stephen McGinn over the last ten years. Andy Reid, Nyron Nosworthy, Greg Halford, Anthony Stokes and John Egan (on a loan deal) have all joined Sheffield United from Sunderland. Lee Evans, Carl Ikeme, Sam Vokes, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Danny Batth and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing have all joined the Blades from Wolves. The Rams have provided United with Jordan Stewart, Paul Connolly, Chris Porter, Conor Sammon, Paul Coutts, Kieron Freeman and Ben Davies. Matt Phillips, Chris Basham, Billy Clarke, Matt Hill, Steve Davies, Mark Howard, Matt Hill, Bob Harris and Harrison McGahey all joined the Blades from Blackpool.