Bolton Wanderers are hopeful of completing the late January signing of Sheffield United defender Kean Bryan, journalist Alan Nixon has reported.
A graduate of Manchester City’s academy, Bryan failed to make a single competitive appearance for the Premier League champions during his time with the club, before moving to Sheffield United in the summer of 2018.
Since then Bryan has continued to find game time hard to come by, with the defender making just four appearances for the Blades, none of which have come in the league, and it now seems as though he could be on the move again.
According to Nixon’s latest update, Bolton appear to be optimistic about securing the services of the 23-year-old, after Championship side Charlton Athletic seemingly ended their own interest in the centre back.
Bolton. Hopeful of taking Kean Bryan from Sheff U. Versatile defender. Charlton were sniffing. Seem to have gone elsewhere.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 30, 2020
There are currently 18 months remaining on Bryan’s contract with Sheffield United, securing his future at Bramall Lane until the end of next season.
Bolton, who were handed a 12-point deduction for entering administration at the end of last season, remain rooted to the foot of the League One table, 20 points adrift of safety as things stand.
This could be quite some signing for Bolton.
When you look at the clubs he has been signed by and attracted interest from, it certainly seems as though Bryan has plenty of potential to exploit.
That is something which could be crucial for Bolton this season, as they look to drag themselves to an unlikely great escape from relegation this season.
You also feel as though this could be a good move for Bryan himself. With Sheffield United doing as well as they are right now, it is hard to see him force his way into Chris Wilder’s side anytime soon, meaning a move elsewhere in search of regular first-team football could certainly be useful for his career prospects.