Sheffield United may only be able to sign Ben Davies on a permanent deal this summer, with Liverpool making their stance on the defender clear.
The Lowdown: Blades linked with Davies move
The Blades made a disappointing start to their Championship season this weekend, losing 1-0 at home to Birmingham City on Saturday.
With Slavisa Jokanovic eyeing up new signings, United have been linked with a move for out-of-favour Liverpool centre-back Davies.
The 25-year-old is yet to play a minute of competitive action for the Reds, despite arriving in February to alleviate their defensive injury crisis.
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According to The Sheffield Star, Jurgen Klopp is ‘willing to part company’ with Davies this summer, but a loan exit is seen as the less likely option.
Sporting director Michael Edward is keen for the former Preston man’s departure to be a permanent one, which could make the situation trickier.
Davies is thought to favour a move to Bramall Lane, though.
The Verdict: Perfect defensive addition?
Davies could be an ideal signing for the Blades, even though his time at Liverpool has proved to be disappointing.
While the Premier League may have been a step too far for the Englishman, he has made 129 Championship appearances – he knows the division inside out.
Not only that but Davies was voted Preston’s Player of the Year in 2018/19, highlighting the impact he could potentially enjoy for United in the second tier.
In other news, Sheffield United are reportedly eyeing a loan move for one player. Find out who it is here.
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