Eight young Premier League loanees Sheffield United could consider after missing out on Matt Clarke, Dion Sanderson
With Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer claiming victory in the race for Dion Sanderson, Sheffield United will have to look elsewhere in pursuit of the central defensive reinforcements that Slavisa Jokanović is seeking ahead of the new season.
The Serb is prepared to use the loan market this summer to reshape a squad relegated from the Premier League last season, as the loss of top-flight football and the subsequent drop in income prepares to be felt at Bramall Lane.
But scouring the top-flight for young talent is not necessarily such a bad thing. Swansea utilised that approach to good effect last season, reaching the play-off final with Chelsea’s Marc Guéhi in their backline, while both Norwich and Watford borrowed from top-flight clubs on their way to sealing automatic promotion.
Here are eight top-flight youngsters the Blades could turn to ahead of the new Championship season, which begins early next month at home to Birmingham…