The Sun reports that Sheffield United are interested in signing Millwall’s Lee Gregory, on the condition that the Blades win promotion to the Championship this season.
The 28-year-old has been at The Den since 2014 and has been a regular for Millwall after making his move from Halifax Town. Gregory scored a massive 27 goals for the League One club last season but has found it harder to find the net this term, although the striker has still accumulated an impressive 14 goals including a brace against MK Dons on Saturday.
It is reported that, with cash to spend if the Blades’ promotion push is successful, Chris Wilder is willing to pay a rumoured £2 million for Gregory. Millwall’s number nine would fit the United boss’ mould of hungry players who would snap at the chance to play at a club the size of Sheffield United. Just like defender Jake Wright, Gregory played a lot of his football in non-league. The striker played at Halifax for four season and scored 32 goals in his final season for the the Shaymen.
Gregory was born in Sheffield and even played for the prestigious Blades academy as a youngster. The Yorkshireman could play in the role alongside Billy Sharp, a position that many Blades striker have failed to secure this term.
If Wilder’s team are to win promotion, the manager may have to look at a strike partner for top scorer Billy Sharp, and Gregory knows how to score goals.
Sheffield United face a trip to Swindon Town on Tuesday as they continue their search for promotion.