Is Leicester's Ulloa really what Sheffield United need right now?

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Bristol City at Bramall Lane on December 8, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield United have joined the race for Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa but is another striker really what they need?

Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Leicester, England.Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City looks on prior to the Premier League match against Crystal Palace.

Sheffield United are getting ready to compete with Aston Villa for the signing of Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

Although Foxes manager Claude Puel does not want to lose Ulloa, a lack of game time this season has started to frustrate the 31-year-old.

Claude Puel, Manager of Leicester City shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on December 13, 2017 in...Claude Puel, manager of Leicester City, shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match against Southampton.

The Argentine has played just five first team matches in all competitions in 2017/18, with a total of only eight Premier League minutes.

Yet while the Blades are understandably interested in a player who scored 23 goals in 50 Championship matches for Brighton and Hove Albion previously, is another forward really what they need right now?

After a strong start to the new campaign following promotion as League One winners, Chris Wilder's men have not won in their last five and have lost four of those.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Bristol City at Bramall Lane on December 8, 2017 in Sheffield, England.Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder during the Sky Bet Championship match against Bristol City.

Yet it is not their scoring which is letting them down, with only five other teams in the second tier of English football having netted more and Leon Clarke the division's topscorer with 14 goals, but their defence which is becoming increasingly leaky.

A season-ending injury to Paul Coutts in midfield has not helped either and it would perhaps be better the bolster those areas before adding Ulloa to an attacking line that already boasts Clarke, Billy Sharp, Clayton Donaldson and Ched Evans.

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