After a superb first season back in the Premier League, Sheffield United will likely be busy improving this summer.
Things may have ended disappointingly for Chris Wilder and co, but they will know they enjoyed a stellar campaign and building on it will be key moving forward.
That will involve signings here and there, and it would not be surprising if the Blades were to spend a decent amount giving their manager what he wants in the transfer market.
So far there’s been nothing significant on that front but, there is one player winging his way to Bramall Lane, and that is Ecuadorian youngster Juan Guayasamín.
The story first appeared courtesy of journalist Jorge Pazmiño, who took to Twitter to reveal the Liga Deportiva Universitaria youngster was travelling to England in the coming days to undergo a two-week trial with Sheffield United.
ATENTOS! Juan Guayasamín, delantero de #LDUQ, realizará dos semanas de pruebas/ pasantías en el Shiffield United de la premier league de Inglaterra. La temporada pasada quedó 9no con 54 puntos.
— Jorge Pazmiño (@japazmi) August 13, 2020
This was soon backed up by Direct Fútbol journalist Victor Loor Bonilla, who contacted the player directly to confirm the news.
"Estoy próximo a ir a esa pasantía", me comentó. ¡Serán por 2 semanas! pic.twitter.com/O88K0kzRTj
— Víctor Loor Bonilla (@victorloorb) August 13, 2020
And that’s basically the story. He’s heading for a trial with Sheffield United and has confirmed as much himself.
For anyone looking for further information on the youngster, you’ll be sorely disappointed as there really isn’t much to go on.
Futbol Ecuador provide a little bit on him in their coverage of the news, describing the striker as a ‘pure goalscorer’ who’s been putting in ‘outstanding performances’ in the youth categories of the University Sports League.
That’s already earned him a call up to Ecuador’s U17 side, so there’s obviously a player in there, and perhaps that’s what has caught Sheffield United’s eye.
Either way, he’s now got two weeks to impress and earn the kind of move that young players all over South America dream of on a daily basis. Here’s hoping everything goes to plan.