The Sheffield Telegraph have reported that Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder will be taking new measures to improve their transfer strategy.

The former Oxford United and Northampton manager, confirmed that the changes will be in place to ensure that matters behind the scenes will  never overshadow what happens on the pitch as his side bid to be promoted from League One.

The new approach means the club will no longer offer appearance bonuses to players as part of contract talks to either convince players to join, or encourage players to exchange their stay in the Steel City.

Another change will the abolishment of appearance-based contract extensions. Currently, certain players at the club will get an extension – should they make over a previously agreed set of appearances.

“I’m adjusting the way we do contracts,” Wilder revealed.

“Otherwise, it can put players in bad positions and managers in bad positions too.”Going forward, they’ll be more straightforward. If you land on the moon, if you come on after 20 minutes or 40 minutes, there shouldn’t be a clause in there. They’ve got to be more simple than that.”

“Going forward, they’ll be more straightforward. If you land on the moon, if you come on after 20 minutes or 40 minutes, there shouldn’t be a clause in there. They’ve got to be more simple than that.”

“At the moment, As soon as they hit (the contract extension agreement) them, they are automatically here.

“If we look at those contracts and then adjust them if there’s a reason, then that’s what we’ll do. But those lads will probably hit those games before Christmas.

“We’re in a more comfortable position that perhaps it looks to some. I’m never going to leave anybody out, unless it’s a ridiculous contract that hurts the club financially.”


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