Earlier today it was being reported that Sheffield United striker James Hanson was subject to a £200,000 bid by League One side Scunthorpe United.
The Blades signed Hanson from Bradford City in January, but he hasn’t made much of an impact at Bramall Lane with him just netting once for Chris Wilder’s side. It was being rumoured by The Star that Blackburn wanted to bring the striker to Ewood Park however, it looks like Scunthorpe are the only club to have made a bid for the 29-year-old.
Hanson started his career with Eccleshill United. He signed for Guiseley in 2007 where he scored 36 times in 71 games. His form attracted the attention of Bradford City who snapped him up in 2009. He scored 77 times for his boyhood club, before signing for Sheffield United January.
Scunthorpe currently sit sixth in League One as they look to win the promotion which eluded them last season. Hanson has scored 37 goals in League One. If he goes to Scunthorpe will he be able to help them win promotion?
Here’s how Scunthorpe fans reacted to the rumours:
I still stand by my thoughts that Hanson would be a good signing. Tom Hopper is not a target man. #UTI
— Michael (@Got4wheels) August 30, 2017
If he signs, I’ll give him the chance as I do with everyone BUT can’t say I am convinced. Hopefully he’d prove me wrong.
— Jamie Morgan (@JamieMorgan1989) August 30, 2017
Just what we need another Henderson and Davies type player stealing a wage at the club! 😦😴 #HoofItToTheBigMan 😴😴😴😴😴
— Jamie King (@NUTSY_33) August 30, 2017
Is it april. This has to be a joke.
— madness1899 (@madness1899) August 30, 2017
Rather keep Hopper and plough the cash into midfield, or even into a striker who will score goals.
— Matt Ellis (@mgell1s) August 30, 2017
We have just scored 8 goals in 3 games…..we need a striker why? Tom Hopper is like a new signing everytime he gets faith put in him.
— Liam Turner (@L_Tab) August 30, 2017
— Ashley Burnham (@ash120588) August 16, 2017
I’m not sure why there’s a lot of negativity around James Hanson.. A proven L1 striker who can score goals? Why is there an issue? #UTI
— ∂αηηу™ (@dannyy_sufc) August 16, 2017
Most fans slagging our interest in Hanson off.
No doubt if he joins another club they will slag the club off for lacking ambition #sufc
— RYAN (@RyanWest1990) August 19, 2017