Rotherham United and their interest in Sheffield United striker Will Osula

Matt TaylorMatt Taylor
Matt Taylor
The Millers spoke to the Blades about him.

ROTHERHAM United had been foiled in their attempt to take young top-flight striker Will Osula on loan from South Yorkshire neighbours Sheffield United.

The Millers would have liked to have added the 20-year-old or fellow Bramall Lane centre-forward Daniel Jebbison, also 20, to their squad for the Championship season.

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Talks took place earlier in the summer. However, Osula is now making the Blades team while Jebbison has been kept out of the frame first by an injury and then by a health issue.

“Yes, Osula was of interest,” Rotherham manager Matt Taylor told the Advertiser. “But he's now playing in the Premier League.”

The Blades have added to their firepower during the transfer window but haven't landed all the frontmen they were targeting.

“The Jebbisons and Osulas of the world ... there was a time where we were in conversations,” Taylor said.

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“But I think Sheffield United maybe haven't quite got what they wanted as the window has progressed. I'm pretty sure Osula is ruled out for us if he's playing Premier League football.

“Full credit to him for where his career is going. Taking a good young player from a local club does make sense but we have to be respectful of Sheffield United and their situation.”

Osula, who was on loan at Derby County last season, has started all three of the Blades' league games this season while Jebbison has yet to make an appearance.