Sheffield United transfer news: PL rivals target Blades summer signing, Seven-figure manager payout in pipeline

Sheffield United were soundly beaten by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening in a performance which typified their miserable campaign.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 10:21 am
Bramall Lane. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

A Gareth Bale hat-trick and a Son Heung-Min strike were enough to hand Spurs all three points, and to make it four defeats out of five for the Blades.

Interim boss Paul Heckingbottom pulled no punches after the final whistle either.

Speaking about his side’s dire display, he said: “It’s anger at the first-half performance.

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Burnley, West Ham, and Norwich City are all keen on signing Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall. (The Sun) (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“I didn’t enjoy watching that. It was a passive performance. There was a difference in the second half, in approach and attitude.

“From Spurs’ point of view they’ll be happy with the goals but we’re not.

“The first is so passive, the second is a counter from our corner and the third is a giveaway in a bad area.

“We know he [Bale] is a world class player bit we can’t afford to give that type of player those opportunities. We have to be at our best to compete at this level.”

Leeds United's interest in Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico is ‘more serious than everyone assumed’. (De Telegraaf) (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH/AFP via Getty Images)

He added: “We know we’ve played against good players ever week in this league and we have to be at our best to compete, and we weren’t in the first half.

“That was the bit that upset me, to be honest. The first half wasn’t good enough.”

Next up for the Blades is a clash against Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon.

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer rumours involving Sheffield United and the rest of their top flight rivals below...

Ryan Kent has spoken out on his future at Rangers amid reported interest from Leeds United. He said: "It's nice to be linked with other football clubs, the big clubs, but you've got to understand the duty of where you're at and as long as I'm at Rangers I'll always give 100 per cent to the club." (Sky Sports) (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
West Ham have approached Brighton with an enquiry about midfielder Yves Bissouma ahead of the summer transfer window. (Sunday People) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Sheffield United would have to pay £1.7 million in compensation if they made a move to bring in KV Oostende manager Alexander Blessin. (The Sun) (Photo by KRISTOF VAN ACCOM/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has now directly asked to be kept informed about the future of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. (Chronicle) (Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images)
PSG and Borussia Dortmund are set to battle Manchester United for Brighton defender Ben White this summer. (The Sun) (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Burnley could make a move for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale if they sell Nick Pope in the summer transfer window. (The Sun) (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Kevin Campbell has backed Newcastle United to sign Joe Willock permanently from Arsenal at the end of the season. The ex-striker claims that the midfielder already has 'God-like' status in the north east. (Football Insider) (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)