Sheffield United are in talks to sign free-agent centre-back Abdul Mumin after his contract at Nordsjaelland expired, according to ModernGhana.
It seems that Southampton-bound Mohammed Salisu is not the only Ghanaian defender who will be on his way to the Premier League this summer.
Mumin has made a splash in the free-agent pool and, with funds tight everywhere but Stamford Bridge it seems, the 22-year-old has suddenly become a man in high demand.
The Mail reported back in May that Brighton, Celtic, Club Brugge and Genk had expressed an interest but it seems that Chris Wilder’s Blades are at the front of the queue as it stands.
Talks are underway regarding a bargain move to Bramall Lane, according to ModernGhana.
Interestingly, the report adds that there is still interest from Scotland in Mumin’s signature.
Celtic might have kept hold of Kristoffer Ajer thus far but, regardless of whether the Norway international departs over the next few weeks, defensive reinforcements are required with Jozo Simunovic and Jack Hendry both bidding farewell recently.
Sheffield United, meanwhile, secured a top-half finish in their first season back in the Premier League with that Jack O’Connell, John Egan, Chris Basham back line providing a platform for the Yorkshire giants to thrive in the big time.
But some added depth is required if Sheffield United are to avoid that dreaded ‘second season syndrome’.
On Monday, Nordsjaelland took to Twitter to confirm that Mumin had played his final game for the club.
“Thank you for your effort. And thanks for everything. It has been a pleasure,” they wrote. “Good luck with your next adventure.”
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