Sheffield United are in talks with Cardiff City to make the loan deal of Gary Madine a permanent on according to a report from the Daily Mail.

While Madine was a big reason why Cardiff were promoted to the Premier League, he struggled to get into the first team once they were in the top tier. That’s why he was sent out on loan to the Blades in the January transfer window but that move was not without controversy. Due to his history with rivals Sheffield Wednesday, many fans doubted the move and were not happy with it. However, it ended up being a great one as he scored three goals and played great as United were able to seal promotion.

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Now though with United having their status in the Premier League for next season secured, the club are looking to keep Madine at the club. Their head coach Chris Wilder has been impressed with the former Bolton Wanderers striker and he wants him to keep on leading the line in the top tier.

However, the issue at the moment is that Cardiff’s future is uncertain. Their relegation from the Premier League is yet to be confirmed as they still have enough time to escape from the bottom three though it would take a lot of luck at this stage. This means that the club doesn’t know if they will want to keep Madine or sell him on just yet and with his contract set to go on until 2021, the Bluebirds have no reason to rush a sale yet.

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