Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire took Przemysław Frankowski from Polish side Jagiellonia Białystok in January 2019.

Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy now state Sheffield United looked at the midfielder and a Blades representative even came forward to ask about him in the last window.

In addition to this, Sheffield United’s head of scouting had been watching the player for 18 months.

Former Polish defender Mariusz Mowlik had a role in taking the 24-year-old to the United States and he now explains why the Premier League club did not make an effort to sign Frankowski.

“I asked why they didn’t make an offer a year ago when he left Jagiellonia? ‘That would be frivolous. It had to be verified at a higher level’, he replied. Przemek in the MLS showed the potential that they see in him,” Mowlik explained.

Mowlik’s comments suggest Sheffield United wanted to see Frankowski in a better league before making an approach for him.

Frankowski played 31 MLS matches for Chicago Fire in 2019, and in the process managed five goals and seven assists. His contract with the American club runs down in 2022.

Whether Sheffield United will consider signing Frankowski in the future remains to be seen.