Chris Basham attracting interest from Burnley and Newcastle United… with impressive Sheffield United defender having just one year left on his contract at Bramall Lane
- Chris Basham has made 40 appearances for high-flying Sheffield Utd this season
- But the 31-year-old’s current deal with the club runs out in the summer of 2021
- That has alerted fellow Premier League clubs Burnley and Newcastle United
- Elsewhere, Chris Wilder is close to agreeing a deal for keeper Wes Foderingham
The 31-year-old has been outstanding this season making 40 appearances as Chris Wilder’s side push for an unlikely European place on their return to the top flight.
However, he has one year left on contract and that has alerted Premier League rivals Burnley and Newcastle who are keen to bolster their squads with a dependable, proven top flight defender.
Sheffield United defender Chris Basham has impressed for the high-flying Blades this season
The 31-year-old (L) has played his part in a solid defence for Chris Wilder’s overachievers
Basham joined United on a free from Blackpool in 2014 when they were in League One and now boasts some of the best defensive statistics in the Premier League.
The Bramall Lane club are keen to add another defender of their own though in the summer window with Basham turning 32 next week.
Wilder is also close to finalising a deal for goalkeeper Wes Foderingham who is a free agent after leaving Rangers.
The 29-year old is expected to provide cover for their first team keepers next season.