Sheffield United are continuing the excellent progress they made last season during the current Championship campaign. The Blades currently sit 2nd in the table, and rightly so.

Their charge up the early table has been spearheaded by evergreen striker Billy Sharp, whose already hit double figures with his 10 goals and sits second in the Championship scoring list.

However, not even successful sides rest on their laurels, and according to Sun reporter Alan Nixon (below), the Blades are looking to cut deals in January.

24-year-old attacking midfielder Honeyman is a product of the Sunderland youth system, coming up through the ranks and establishing himself in the first-team set-up.

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He’s featured in 14 League One games thus far this season, scoring twice and laying on two assists. In total, the exciting midfielder has featured in 69 games for the Black Cats (including six Premier League fixtures) and has a return of 10 goals and four assists to his name.

Come January, should Sheffield United bite the bullet and make a bid for him, the South Yorkshire side will be getting a player who knows the Championship well. He featured in 42 of Sunderland’s 46 league games (six goals/two assists) in their doomed 2017/18 campaign that ended with relegation to the third tier of English football.

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Honeyman started this season as Sunderland captain, doing so for the first 10 games of the campaign and has only failed to feature in the 2-2 draw against high-flying Peterborough United.

Here’s how some fans are responding to the news that the Blades could be looking to bring in Honeyman when the winter window opens at the turn of 2019:

However, the plaudits are not universally positive. Here’s what some fans think of the links with the Sunderland attacking-midfielder:

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