Sheffield United tipped to land £5m-rated goal-machine striker this summer

It's set to be a busy summer transfer window for Sheffield United, as they look to re-shape their side and bounce straight back up to the Premier League next season.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 10:10 am
Sheffield United have been heavily-linked with Peterborough United sensation Jonson Clarke-Harris.
Sheffield United have been heavily-linked with Peterborough United sensation Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Scoring goals has proved to be a real struggle for the Blades in the 2020/21 campaign, with just 18 efforts hitting the back of the net in 33 top tier games.

Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Blades goalkeeper Paddy Kenny claimed that Peterborough United striker Jonson Clarke-Harris who has been heavily-linked with a move to Bramall Lane, would be an ideal signing for the club, and revealed: “I played with him at Rotherham. He’s a big strapping lad.

“He didn’t get much game time at Rotherham but he’s got a ridiculous number of goals this season. I don’t see why he can’t make that next step up. He’s still a good age and they need someone who can score goals.”

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Clarke-Harris has certainly had his shooting boots on this season, firing his way to a stunning 29 League One goals, after rising to the unenviable challenge of replacing the Posh's star striker Ivan Toney, now of Brentford, with aplomb.

Concluding his assessment of the 26-year-old's suitability to join the Blades, Kenny contended: “A goalscorer is a goalscorer. If he’s got the confidence to do it at that level then chances are he’ll be able to take his game to another level too.”

As things stand, United have club record signing Rhian Brewster, Oli McBurnie, Lys Mousset and Billy Sharp among their attacking options, but could look to refresh their attacking line in the summer with an exciting new goal threat.