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Wilder claims he's not a transfer snob as Sheffield United consider McGoldrick

David McGoldrick of Ipswich Town take the ball around goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road...

Sheffield United are considering Ipswich Town's David McGoldrick.

Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers at Bramall Lane on February 20, 2018 in...

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has told the club's official website that 'isn't a snob' when it comes to signing players as he considers David McGoldrick.

The Blades are in the market for new signings this summer, and having already landed goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan from Manchester United, United signed defender John Egan from Brentford today.

Manager Wilder will be in the market for more signings this summer, and whilst a number of players may be on his radar, a new forward is needed.

Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke combined for 32 goals last season, but with Clayton Donaldson released, James Wilson back with Manchester United and Ched Evans set to leave on loan, United should really be in the market for two forwards.

The Daily Star report that the Blades have offered £5million for Ipswich Town striker Martyn Waghorn, and they are also considering one of his former teammates.

Former Tractor Boys striker David McGoldrick – released earlier this summer – is a free agent and looking for a new club, with the Blades taking him on trial earlier this week.

The 30-year-old, who has six caps for the Republic of Ireland, hit eight goals in all competitions last season, and played 77 minutes for United against Bradford on Tuesday.

David McGoldrick of Ipswich and Grant Hanley of Norwich City battle for possession during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road on October 22,...

Manager Wilder has offered his view, telling the club's official website that McGoldrick has 'obvious class' and will be considered for a deal, with the Blades boss stating that he isn't a snob in terms of where he gets his players from.

"David showed his obvious class. He is a player who has spent his career at the top end of the Championship,” said Wilder. "We're looking for quality and he showed a willing to come in on Monday and play as a trialist on Tuesday, so we'll have another look at him at Mansfield. I'm not a snob in terms of where I get my players and I thought his link-up play with Leon (Clarke) was excellent.”

“He's a technically gifted player who wants to come in and earn a contract and I'm not ruling anyone out. We've got an excellent group, but we need to improve, so we'll continue to assess things with David, who is comfortable with the situation and he hasn't done himself any harm,” he added.

David McGoldrick of Ipswich Town take the ball around goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road...

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