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PremierLeague-News.Com - Paul Heckingbottom says he is working with a smaller budget to last season and the focus is now on quality rather than numbers
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Paul Heckingbottom is working with a smaller budget to the one he had last season, but insists that doesn't mean his side cannot compete again. The size of the squad will also be reduced in order to provide a pathway for younger players to gain first team opportunities. There are two bids currently on the table for players. One a free transfer and, as Yorkshire Live exclusively revealed this week, a full international who is currently based in Europe. Sheffield United are having to a play a waiting game regarding their offer for the latter, with another club holding a right to buy option within a set timeframe. READ MORE: Paul Heckingbottom's Sheffield United challenge to Ismaila Coulibaly after taking key decision Heckingbottom held talks with the club's hierarchy on Wednesday as players returned from pre-season and revealed those conversations were positive. He is now keen to see some players arrive as he updated local media on the rate of progress. "It's been tough, difficult," he explained. "We have made a couple [of bids] and still active for two players at the minute.
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. "I can't tell you a date when an offer went in on a player. A long time ago and you are waiting, whether that's the player's personal situation, different club or other competition. "We are going to have a smaller squad and working on a smaller budget, fact. But it doesn't mean we can't compete. The bodies we will have in the building are the ones who contributed a hell of a lot last season. We are happy with that, but we want to add to it. If we can add quality rather than numbers we will be happy. "Naturally again the club has not hidden away from the fact we want to give opportunities to younger players as well and just as Kyron [Gordon] and many others have done, they will be expected to contribute if needed." READ NEXT Jack O'Connell latest and how close he came to making Sheffield United return Sheffield United promotion credentials face immediate test as fixtures and key dates analysed Paul Heckingbottom responds after Sheffield United pair Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie charged Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom's message to Ståle Solbakken after Sander Berge comment Get the latest Sheffield United headlines and transfer news from Yorkshire Live right her e
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