A winner and a loser at Sheffield United if the ex-man from Aston Villa arrives
Slavisa Jokanovic will want to strengthen his Sheffield United side as soon as possible as he prepares for next season.
The Blades are looking to bounce back from relegation from the Premier League, and hope to follow in Watford and Norwich’s footsteps to seal an immediate return to the top flight next season.
At Jokanovic they have a manager who has already won two promotions at this level, and the Serbian will need support in the transfer window if he is to repeat that success at Bramall Lane.
According to the Sheffield Star, former Jokanovic players Adlene Guedioura and Jonathan Kodjia would both be delighted to see the Serbian back at United.
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Both have experience playing in the Championship, with Kodjia plying her craft at Bristol City and Aston Villa before traveling to Qatar with Al-Gharafa in January 2020.
Here, we take a look at a winner and a loser if the Blades managed to lure Kodjia to Bramall Lane this summer …
Winner: Slavisa Jokanovic
Jokanovic will want to bring his own players this summer as he looks to guide the Blades to promotion next season, and Kodjia is someone who has thrived under him before.
Kodjia has been impressive since arriving at Al-Gharafa, scoring an impressive 18 goals in 34 appearances for the Qatari team.
The 31-year-old also flourished in the league, scoring 18 goals in the 2015/16 campaign with Bristol City and 19 goals the following season at Villa.
Every successful team needs a strong goalscorer, and Kodjia would certainly do the trick. His arrival would certainly help Jokanovic’s chances of succeeding at Bramall Lane.
Loser: Oli McBurnie
McBurnie arrived at Bramall Lane in a £ 20million Swansea’s deal in 2019, but the striker was unable to set the world on fire.
The Scotland international scored six goals in 36 Premier League appearances last season, and in the past season he has found the net once in 23 games.
He’s a proven championship-level goalscorer, but he could well find himself leaving before the transfer window closes this summer.
The rangers were bound with McBurnie signing, and the fact that Kodjia has become a potential target could spell the end of his time at Bramall Lane.