After securing promotion back to the Premier League, Sheffield United didn’t rest on their laurels during the summer transfer window.
Chris Wilder moved quickly and decisively to improve his squad, spending over £40m on ten new signings to strengthen his side.
It’s likely there could have been more, with United regularly linked to players all over the world.
One story that continually popped up was their apparent interest in Club America striker Roger Martínez.
We covered various reports throughout the transfer window about the Blades interest in the 25-year-old, with there even being reports that he had a ‘verbal agreement’ to make a move to Sheffield United.
That never happened and the Colombian stayed where he was, although he has made it clear that he dreams of a return to Europe, having previously had a short and unsuccessful spell with Villarreal in Spain.
“Sometimes there are many things that are not spoken,” he told a recent press conference, relayed by Futbol Total.
“Normally I never think of any of that, my head is in the club, and I already spoke with Miguel Herrera), it is obvious that there is always the dream of going to Europe like any soccer player.
“I told him that if there was an opportunity I wanted to go because it’s a dream for anyone to be in Europe, but now I’m in America, and if I wasn’t happy, I wouldn’t be here anymore.”
Whether those comments are of interest to Sheffield United, remain to be seen.
They signed Oliver McBurnie and Lys Mousset to bolster their forward line this summer, so they’re hardly short of options.
If January rolls around and they’re struggling for goals, though, it seems there’s a striker ready and waiting for the phone to ring.