By Peter Lynch
Newly-promoted Sheffield United could “beef up” their attack by signing Andros Townsend after his exit from Everton.
The 32-year-old was among the players to leave Goodison Park at the end of last season upon the expiry of his contract.
The winger, who moved to Everton from Crystal Palace in 2021, did not make a single appearance for the club last season due to a cruciate ligament injury.
“The international break gives Paul Heckingbottom and United the chance to take stock and reassess,” Dom Howson wrote for Examiner Live. “The Blades sit just above the relegation zone after collecting a solitary point from their opening four matches.”
Mooting a move for Townsend, Howson added: “It is not beyond the realms of possibility that United could look to dip into the free agents market to beef up their attack.”
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Like Everton, Sheffield United have made a poor start to the new Premier League season, with the Blades yet to win from their first four matches. In fact, their only point so far came against the Toffees in their 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane on Saturday (2 September).
Both clubs need to get their act together quickly if they are to have any hope of avoiding relegation to the Championship, even if it still is very early stages of the new campaign.
Fortunately, they now have an international break that will create some free time to work on things on the training ground for the players that have not been called up to their respective nations.
And this time might also be used by Sheffield United boss Heckingbottom to delve into the free transfer market, with Townsend representing an experienced option that could definitely help the Blades in the final third.
In other Everton news, a journalist has shared a “centre of attention” verdict on a Toffees player who “enjoys the boos.”
By Peter Lynch