The Sun reports that Sheffield United are considering a move for Southampton striker Sam Gallagher, who is currently on loan at Blackburn Rovers.

The 21-year-old made his professional debut way back in the 2013/14 campaign for Southampton as Gallagher became a regular the Premier League side’s match day squad. The striker made an impressive 20 appearances for the Saints in his first season in senior football and featured against the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

This term, Gallagher is enjoying a season-long loan spell at Blackburn Rovers, where he has made a huge 38 appearances to date. The 6 foot 4 forward has also accumulated 14 goals for the Lancashire side.

Former boss Owen Coyle publicly expressed his interest to sign the Southampton man on a permanent deal in the summer, but reports suggest Blades manager Chris Wilder is interested in Gallagher and would consider an ambitious move for the forward should the League One club win promotion.

Sheffield United have struggled to find a consistent strike partner for top goalscorer Billy Sharp this season and perhaps the England U20 international could fill the role. Gallagher has managed to impress critics and achieve a credible tally of goals in a struggling Rovers team. Tony Mowbray’s team sit 22nd in the Championship.

The Blades would have to win promotion to the second-tier to have a chance of battling for the tall striker, and the South Yorkshire side certainly look on track. Wilder’s team are eight points adrift of Fleetwood Town in second place and in touching distance of promotion with just ten games remaining.

Sheffield United were recently linked with a move for Millwall forward Lee Gregory.


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