Sheffield United are considering a move for Southampton striker Sam Gallagher, according to the Sheffield Star.

The Blades are keen to bolster their attacking options for the upcoming season and have identified the 6ft 4inc forward as a potential signing.

Sam Gallagher spent last season on loan at Championship side Birmingham City and helped the Blues retin their second tier status. The 22-year-old scored 7 goals in 34 appearances for them but could be set for another move away from Southampton this summer with him currently down their pecking order for strikers.

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He started his career at Plymouth Argyle but was snapped up by Southampton in 2012. Gallagher won the Under-21 Premier League Cup in 2015 has also played 20 games for the Saints’ first-team. However, he has gained most playing experience out on loan.

Gallagher’s first loan spell was with MK Dons in the Championship in the 2014/15 season, however he failed to score for them in his 15 games. He then got another chance at Blackburn Rovers in the season after and managed to score 12 goals for them in 47 games in all competitions.

After his spell at Birmingham in the last campaign, Gallagher has scored a combined 19 goals in two seasons which is not a bad return for a player who has played for sides near the bottom of the Championship. He would be a decent acquisition for Sheffield United and would offer them something different going forward.

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