Last week, Sportske Novosti reported Atlético Madrid are likely to accept Sheffield United’s £2m bid to sign Ivo Grbić in the winter market. It was also said the move to the Premier League is seen as a great opportunity for the goalkeeper.

The 33-year-old is edging closer towards joining the Blades, as per today’s Marca. It’s said the stopper ‘will go to Sheffield United’, in search of regular game time.

Grbić has been Jan Oblak’s backup at the La Liga side and hasn’t made an appearance this season.

The Croatia international’s deal lasts until the end of this season. It’s claimed Grbić’s ‘yes’ to Sheffield United has allowed Los Rojiblancos to replace him with Rapid Bucharest’s Horațiu Moldovan.

Another report from the same newspaper states these are the ‘last hours’ for Grbić at Atlético. After being ‘tired’ of being Oblak’s deputy, he ‘will continue his career’ at Sheffield United, where he’s expected to enjoy more game time.

This is echoed by Mundo Deportivo, who then add that his sale to Chris Wilder’s side is a ‘good opportunity’ for the Spanish club to earn money rather than letting him leave for free next summer.

Sheffield United are currently bottom of the table and have conceded 51 goals from 21 games.

The Blades will be hoping Grbić’s arrival can help them improve their defensive record in the second half of this season.