Sheffield United fans have been reacting on Twitter to news that Adlene Guedioura and Jonathan Kodjia would both be open to a return to England, should Slavisa Jokanovic be interested in them.
This comes after Blades-focused account ‘The Bladesman’ tweeted the news, citing Sheffield United football correspondent for The Star, James Shield, who claimed that the duo would be open to a return to working under their old boss, in England.
This post then gathered a lot of attention and a number of replies from Sheffield United fans…
“Won’t happen. There’s no chance the prince will sanction anything like this kind of signing. Made it clear he doesn’t want to sign players that are over the hill.”
“I beg no”
“I’m also available if Slav wants me…”
Judging by the replies to the post, many Sheffield United fans would be against signing either player and seem confused why the club is being linked with players over 30, however, fans were also willing to point out Jonathan Kodjia’s previous experience in the Championship.
Kodjia scored 11 goals in 20 appearances for Al-Gharafa who were managed to a fourth-place finish under Slavisa Jokanovic this season, prior to the Serbian’s move to South Yorkshire. The French-born Ivorian forward has experience in England from his time at Aston Villa, where he spent just under four years. In 2016/17, Kodjia’s second season in the Championship, he scored 19 goals in 36 appearances.
At 35 years old, Adlène Guedioura has a lot of experience, including in the second tier, having played in the Championship for the likes of Nottingham Forest and Watford. The versatile midfielder has scored and assisted once for Al-Gharafa this season in 20 appearances.
With both players having Championship experience, they may be good purchases for Sheffield United, however, they may not go down too well with the fanbase.