Date: 7th July 2021 at 12:55pm
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Sheffield United have been reacting to the latest transfer news and rumours that surround the Blades.

Sheffield United-focused account The Bladesman relayed a claim suggesting that Sheffield United are interested in Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back Matt Clarke, which emerged from journalist Alan Nixon

Fans were quick to reply to the Blades-based account, sharing their thoughts on the potential signing…

“One of the priority positions this season. Let’s get this done ASAP.”

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“Best centre-half in the Championship last season. Be a very good signing this!”

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“One of best CBs in league. All over that”

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“There’s your O’Connell replacement.”

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“Probably best option out there for bryan/joc replacement. Good age and can’t imagine will cost that much. Him and Sanderson would be very good business”

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Please make this happen @SheffieldUnited

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Judging from the replies to the post, Blades fans would be delighted with this signing.

Clarke signed for Brighton in 2019 but has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Derby County and a left-footed centre-back may be a priority for Slavisa Jokanovic this summer, after Jack O’Connell’s recent injury, as well as West Brom reportedly being interested in Kean Bryan.

24-year-old Clarke has been reliable at the heart of Derby’s defence during two very different loan spells, with the Rams narrowly avoiding relegation after their 3-3 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on the last game of the season.

Over the course of the last two campaigns, Clarke played 81 games for the Rams in all competitions and received a WhoScored rating of 7.06 for his performances last season, as he won Man of the Match on three occasions, with Derby finishing 21st in the Championship, avoiding relegation by just a point.

Time will tell if Jokanovic’s Blades can win the race for the centre-back, with Alan Nixon suggesting that Clarke is very much a ‘wanted man.’