Sheffield United are apparently after Harry Arter – with the 29-year-old looking to leave Bournemouth to get more first-team opportunities.
Arter spent last year on loan at Cardiff City – and made 25 appearances but only managed to provide one assist.
A move by Chris Wilder for Arter would, therefore, make little sense because Sheffield United already have an overcrowded midfield – and the addition of Arter would add nothing that the Blades squad does not already possess.
The 29-year-old is a grafter and will work very hard for his team, but Wilder’s midfield is full of players like that already – such as John Lundstram, Mark Duffy, Oliver Norwood, and, new signing, Ben Osborn.
Arter’s stats of three goals and five assists in the Premier League hardly make you think he will add anything new to the current squad.
Sheffield United are closing in on another record signing in Oli McBurnie – and that will take Wilder’s spending up to about £40m.
They will, therefore, probably not have much left to spend – and they do not need to waste £8m on Arter.
Arter is the type of player that Wilder likes, but he could do with spending the money on other positions – rather than waste it all on a similar player to what he already has.