18 Sheffield United players set to leave Bramall Lane in summer as things stand, including star names: gallery
18 players, including loan players and out-of-contract stars, could leave Sheffield United in the summer as things stand
Another big summer is looming for Sheffield United as they look to keep control of their contract situation, with 18 senior members of Paul Heckingbottom's current squad set to leave Bramall Lane in less than six months as things stand. That number is swelled by United's loan players but also includes a number of key men who have been vital to their success in recent seasons.
United have attempted to redress the balance by opening negotiations with Oli McBurnie and Wes Foderingham over new deals, while the Blades are understood to have the option to extend some of their players' deals automatically in their favour. But they don't have that luxury in some cases, leaving the concern amongst supporters that some big names could walk away for nothing.
The list does not include any youngsters who may be out of contract this summer, with United facing a big six months or so both on and off the pitch in terms of the future of the football club. Here, we have a look at the 18 names and assess their contract situation going forward ... how many would you like to see remain at Bramall Lane?