Sheff Utd chasing Scotland striker in bid to add firepower in survival battle

Date published: Tuesday 29th December 2020 11:56 - Samuel Bannister

Sheffield United have reportedly identified Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet as a transfer target to help them in their battle against the drop.

The Blades are currently rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table after going without a win in their first 15 games.

No side in the division has scored fewer goals than their eight, with only Burnley matching that low tally. Therefore, they need some more firepower up front if they are to make an unlikely escape.

Chris Wilder’s side are already 11 points behind Burnley – the lowest-placed team outside the bottom three – and will have a lot of work to do if they are to avoid relegation.

Therefore, the January transfer window will be a crucial opportunity for Wilder to get any reinforcements he feels he needs.

Attack is one position he is likely to look at, and according to the Scottish Sun, he has now identified one player from north of the border who could rectify their problems.

Wilder already has Scotland internationals John Fleck, Oli McBurnie and Oli Burke among his ranks, and could look to add another.

The Scottish Sun claims that Hibs striker Nisbet is now a target at Bramall Lane.


Nisbet has scored 12 goals in 24 games between league and cup for Hibs so far this season. Only Rangers full-back James Tavernier – also linked with a Premier League move – has outscored him in the Scottish top flight in 2020-21.

Nisbet’s form could see him earn a move south to the Premier League. And the Scottish Sun claims that Sheffield United are not the only interested party.

Nisbet a bargain reinforcement

The 23-year-old has only been at Hibs since the summer, but teams in England could soon come calling for him.

Hibs only paid £250,000 to lure him from Scottish Championship side Dunfermline. After tying him to a four-year contract, they are keen to keep hold of their recent investment.

However, they may buckle if an offer comes in. And with Wilder having to work with a restricted budget, the Blades boss could make a move for Nisbet.

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