Florian Grillitsch: Who is the Sheffield United transfer target?

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is a big admirer of Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch – but who is he?

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 10:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 10:13 am

Let’s take a look...

Who does he play for?

Hoffenheim

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Who did he previously play for?

Werder Bremen

How much did they pay for him?

£3.6m

How old he?

24

What position does he play?

Central midfield

Hoffenheim's Austrian midfielder Florian Grillitsch is a transfer target for Sheffield United.

What is he valued at?

Around £20m

Has any other clubs been linked with him?

Tottenham were reportedly looking at him last January

What type of player is he?

A controlling midfielder. Known for shielding the defence while the wing-backs bomb forward. He likes to get on the ball and dictate play.

Has he played in the Champions League?

Yes, he scored Hoffenheim’s first-ever Champions League in September 2018

Place of birth

Austria

Has he been capped by Austria?

Yes, 14 times

What are his season stats like?

17 games, three assists