Sheffield United look set to reignite their interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Dion Sanderson, who’s also wanted by League One club Sunderland.

Sanderson, 21, is said to be on a ‘list of potential targets’ handed to Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic ahead of the 2021/22 Championship campaign, as per Sheffield Star.

Sheffield United were linked with the Wolves man earlier in the year after his impressive showing on loan at Sunderland – he featured 26 times in League One before picking up a back injury which ruled him out of the end of the campaign, but Sheffield Star report that he’s now fully recovered from that.

Following the conclusion of last season, reports backed Sunderland to ‘step up’ their pursuit of the Englishman and Wolves are said to have given the Englishman the ‘green light’ to leave the club permanently this summer.

He’s Championship experience to his name previously with Cardiff City – he spent the second half of the 2019/20 season on loan with then Neil Harris’ Cardiff side, where he featured 10 times in the Championship.


Sanderson would be a fine addition at Sheffield United.

He gradually grew into Lee Johnson’s Sunderland side and left as a firm fan favourite for his defensive performances – he’s quick and agile, and versatile too being able to pay in the middle or on the right-hand side of defence.

Blades will have to move quick though with Sunderland still seemingly keen on the defender, but Championship football and the chance to play under Jokanovic should be attractive to the Englishman.