According to reputable journalist Alan Nixon, Sheffield United are reportedly interested in moving to sign Southampton striker Sam Gallagher on a deal in the coming weeks.

The striker has been on three loans into the football league with MK Dons, Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City during his career thus far, and the Blades look like they could be the next step in the young forward’s career.

The 22-year-old enjoyed two relatively prolific spells with Rovers and Birmingham, returning 11 goals in 43 for Blackburn and 6 goals in 33 games for Birmingham City.

Gallagher has made 18 appearances for Southampton’s senior side since 2013 and has returned one goal for the club and will be hoping to break into the Premier League sides team if he can capture some form if he makes a move to the Blades.

Alan Nixon suggests that the deal would be “expensive” as a permanent transfer but also as a loan – which could be a slight issue for the striker if he is to secure a move away from St. Mary’s for this upcoming season.

Sheffield United are thought to have money to spend during this transfer window after having a relatively slow start to the window and if they wanted to push the boat out for Gallagher, they could do.

However, the club will most likely be keen to weigh up other options with the South-Yorkshire club looking to improve under Chris Wilder for their second season in the Championship after the clubs manager lead them to an impressive 10th place finish.


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