The Blades are unsure which division they will be in next season as their fifth-place finish earned them a play-off spot and put them three games out after an immediate return to the Premier League.

Some key players are in the final weeks of their contracts and manager Paul Heckingbottom admits it’s something that constantly comes to mind.

Last month, the Blades exercised the option to extend Billy Sharp’s contract until the end of next season. The United captain has been a key figure in the club’s push for the play-offs.

“That’s another issue on the agenda and always on the mind. We want to build, we want to lay the foundation for next season,” Heckingbottom said of player contracts late last month. .

“While always focusing on the next game and the short term, we have to make good decisions for the benefit of the club also in terms of next season, what it looks like and what it looks like in the bigger picture of the club. season after.

“Someone has to be consistent with the message and the building. If you make good decisions now, someone will benefit in five or 10 years. It’s important that we deal with that and make sure they are consistent.”

Here is every Sheffield United who could leave the club this summer if an agreement on a new deal cannot be reached.


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