Sheffield United will reinvest the fee they may receive for Sander Berge this summer on a proven Championship goalscorer.
That is according to ex-Blades shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after The Star reported that the club will demand in excess of £35million for the midfielder.
The 23-year-old is a reported target for Man City and Aston Villa among others.
He signed for the club for £22million in January 2020 but has missed most of his first full season in South Yorkshire with a hamstring injury.
Kenny insists that United, who will play in the second-tier in 2021-22, must reinvest the potential Berge cash in a striker who can fire them to promotion.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It’s a massive amount of money. For Sheffield United, it would be great business.
“He’s a good player but whether he’s worth that much, I’m not sure. With the way the market is these days, you don’t know, do you?
“Hopefully, they could use that money to tend to the squad in a few different areas. That would help their promotion push. I could see them doing that.
“They 100 per cent need a striker, a goalscorer. Billy Sharp is getting on now.
“I’m not saying Billy won’t score goals at that level still. But I do think they need someone who we know can score in the Championship next year.”
The 26-year-old is also a target for Rangers and has been in sensational form this season, netting 28 times in the third-tier.