Report: Sheffield United make offer for Romanian striker George Puscas

Chris Wilder the head

George Puscas scored past Dean Henderson at the U21 European Championships but could they play together in the Premier League with Sheffield United?

George Puscas of Romania celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group C match between England and Romania at Dino Manuzzi Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Cesena,...

Sheffield United are interested in signing George Puscas, one of the breakthrough stars of the U21 European Championships this summer, according to Sport.

The 23-year-old currently plays in Italy with Palermo and has quietly established himself as a promising young goalscorer in Serie B. Puscas netted nine in 33 games in the second division last season and he’s even tallied four in eight matches already for Romania at senior level.

But it is the youngster’s displays for his country at U21 level which have really caught the eye.

 

A powerful and combative striker, Puscas has scored twice in the tournament and ripped apart England during a 4-2 group stage victory which earned Romania a place in the semi-finals.

Puscas fired a second-half penalty past England goalkeeper Dean Henderson and, in a strange twist of fate, they could be playing together at Bramall Lane next season. Manager Chris Wilder told the club's official website this week that he would love to see Henderson return for another loan spell from Manchester United.

Dean Henderson of England reacts during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group C match between England and Romania at Dino Manuzzi Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Cesena, Italy.

Meanwhile, Sport claims that Sheffield United have made an offer for Puscas in the aftermath of that brilliant performance against Aidy Boothroyd’s whimpering Lions.

He may be a rather left-field option compared to the other strikers linked with The Blades, including Neal Maupay and Britt Assombalonga, but his stunning performances in the yellow of Romania suggest that he might be worth the risk.

George Puscas of Romania U21 during the  EURO U21 match between England  v Romania  at the Orogel Stadium-Dino Manuzzi on June 21, 2019 in Cesena Italy

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