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Sheffield United: International midfielder now trains with The Blades, confirms Slavisa Jokanovic, as he delivers verdict on transfer progress UK News

Acknowledging that Vieira was his preferred option to compete for a place alongside Oliver Norwood, John Fleck and Sander Berge, Jokanovic explained that he identified Guedioura as a potential alternative to the 23-year-old after being impressed with his work. during their stay together in Doha.

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“The invitation comes from my side,” said Jokanovic, who left his post with Al-Gharafa to take charge of United last month. “I informed the club. We did not find a solution with Ronaldo. I called the player (Guedioura) to start working with us.

“I know him. He worked with me at two clubs. At first you don’t think about him.

“But in the situation, he’s ready to prepare and I’ll see what happens.”

“I don’t need to judge the player because I know him well enough,” added Jokanovic, having also worked with Guedioura at Vicarage Road. “I’m bringing him into the building, we’ll see what happens and if we do something. It is someone, I repeat, that I know well. That’s why I asked him.

Algerian striker Adam Ounas, Algerian midfielder Ismail Bennacer, Algerian midfielder Adlene Guedioura and Algerian striker Andy Delort celebrate after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) final between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP via Getty Images

A member of Watford Jokanovic’s squad guided in the Premier League seven seasons ago, Guedioura, selected 63 times by Algeria, has also represented teams such as Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace before heading to the Middle East.

With less than a week before the transfer window, Jokanovic reiterated his desire to sign four more signatures before the deadline. Ben Davies, acquired on loan from Liverpool, remains the only new player to arrive at United since Jokanovic was appointed following their relegation from the top flight last season.

“I hope to see new recruits,” he said. “But I can’t guarantee it. We are working towards this, but we cannot hope for any help for the Luton game.

“It’s simple. I don’t think we have to expect much. The original plan was four, minus the goalie situation. So that adds one more position.

Sheffield United coach Slavisa Jokanovic: Simon Bellis / Sportimage

“We were talking about positions two months ago and names a month ago. Now we are in the sharp zone and we have to be serious.

“If you’re not quick enough, then you have to cover the positions with people we can sign. Usually the plan is there. The explanation is that we did not do our job quickly enough.

Algerian midfielder Adlene Guedioura celebrates duty in Algeria: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP via Getty Images

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