Ever wondered what actually happens on transfer deadline day?
Football clubs try, often in vein, to bring in new recruits throughout the summer, but it regularly comes down to the eleventh-hour before their chase ends in success or failure.
Transfer deadline day is silly season for teams looking to offload players, or to bolster their ranks for the season ahead, and there’s plenty of tactics employed to make the most out of their sales, particularly from agents.
Bleacher Report recently went behind the scenes at Sheffield United and followed manager Chris Wilder through transfer deadline day as he tried to bring in five new players to the Blades’ roster to help them tackle their Championship campaign.
It was a roller-coaster journey for the former Bramall Lane defender, who looked like he’d almost got all of his deals over the line, only for last-minute alterations and changes in agreements.
This video below is well worth a watch, giving you a real insight into the goings on at a club on one of the craziest days of the year…
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 2, 2017