Several Sheffield United fans have taken to Twitter to react to reports from The Sun on Sunday (12/5; page 59) which suggested that Chris Wilder is interested in signing Fernando Forestieri from Sheffield Wednesday.
The Blades are preparing for life in the Premier League after an outstanding season saw them secure automatic-promotion out of the Championship. They have already released a number of players, and they are now reportedly eyeing quite a surprising signing.
The Sun on Sunday (12/5; page 59) reports that United want to bring Forestieri to Bramall Lane, and the Owls may be tempted to sell for £14 million with the club looking to keep their finances in check.
Forestieri had a mixed season, scoring six goals for Wednesday, including an absolute screamer against title-winners Norwich City towards the end of the campaign.
But it appears that the majority of United fans on social media have no interest in seeing the 29-year-old make the move across the city this summer, especially for that sort of price.
They feel that he is too inconsistent to justify that sort of fee, particularly at the highest level, and are hoping that Wilder does not decide to offer the forward the chance to become the latest man who is able to say that he has played for both clubs in the Steel City.
Here is what some of the supporters make of the reports...
Good player, bad egg, not worth half that with 1 yr on his contract.— philip cookson (@philcookson1889) May 12, 2019
Not good enough for our team— kev (@dronfieldduke) May 12, 2019
Would Wilder actually sign Forestieri?! We never expected Madine to sign but he did. I’d be shell shocked if he did!— Matt Clarkson (@SUFCClarkson) May 12, 2019
Personally, from what I’ve seen of him, I’d rather have Lucas Joao. ⚔️
Right price, why not!— “Second name is Couttsy” (@unitedsraces) May 12, 2019
Not even if he was free, thanks!— Gav Hossack (@gavhossack) May 12, 2019
14m if we are gonna spend that amount it will be on a much better player than him— Nigel Sanderson (@NigelSanderson1) May 12, 2019
He’s not good enough he’ll be injured from day 1— Bill Marritt (@BillMarritt) May 12, 2019
Wouldn’t pay 14p for forestieri— Ash (@ashynd_sufc) May 12, 2019
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