It’s always fascinating to see the rise of young players in the beautiful game. And that’s why I’m baffled as to why no English Premier League team took a chance on Anel Ahmedhodžić before Sheffield United did.
The Bosnian defender has been a revelation for Sheffield United since his summer move from Malmo for a fee of around £3m. Ahmedhodžić’s performances have been nothing short of exceptional, and he’s played a vital role in the team’s promotion push back to the top-flight.
What’s even more surprising is that Ahmedhodžić was available for transfer for quite some time, yet none of the EPL teams made an offer. His talent and potential were apparent for all to see, but for some reason, the big clubs didn’t take a chance on him.
Furthermore, it’s even more puzzling why Nottingham Forest didn’t take up their buy-back option on the player they brought through their academy. Forest had the chance to bring back a player they’d developed at a very young age, yet they chose not to. It’s something that’s left me scratching my head.
Since his summer transfer from Malmo for a fee of approximately £3m, the Bosnian defender has been a massive success at Sheffield United. With each game he plays, the fee paid for him appears increasingly like a steal. Whether with Sheffield United or not, he is set to play in the Premier League next season, and his value is likely to skyrocket.