Sheffield United boss reveals 'substantial bids' made on deadline day

Sheffield United were unable to make any last minute signings.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough has revealed his frustration and not being able to bring in any new faces on transfer deadline day.

The manager told the club's official website: "We've been working hard to improve the squad and, with the help of the board, have made substantial bids for players. Unfortunately, our targets are valued by their current clubs, hence the bids being rejected.

"The players we highlighted would have undoubtedly improved the squad, however, we didn't want to spend the Club's money on others, who would have not necessarily made us stronger."

The Sheffield Telegraph had reported the Blades had money from the Harry Maguire transfer to spend, and had specifically targeted defensive recruits.

The problems facing all clubs is that late in the deadline clubs are more determined to hang onto their key players, due to the challenges faced with bringing in replacements.

United appeared to get unlucky in this case, and will have to look for inspiration from within to charge up the League One table, where they currently sit in 12th after five games.

This is where Nigel Clough will really earn his money.


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