Preston North End have placed a £10m price-tag on the head of Ben Davies, according to Alan Nixon.
Davies is a Preston player that’s one of North End’s most saleable assets. He’s made 130 appearances for Preston during his time at the club, with the 25-year-old establishing himself as a first-team regular on the back of a series of loans.
His contract at Deepdale is running down, though, which has led to a little bit of speculation.
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One fan has questioned Alan Nixon on Sheffield United making a move for Davies. He’s responded simply by suggesting that it’s going to take £10m to get North End to consider selling the centre-back.
Davies is 10m. Not heard Pritchard. https://t.co/WJ2xA068uf
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) October 14, 2020
Sheffield United are, of course, on the lookout for defensive reinforcements in the coming days.
Chris Wilder has lost Jack O’Connell to a potential season-ending injury, leaving the Blades short of defensive cover on the left-side of their back-three.
Davies has started the season with Preston and already has four appearances under his belt in the Championship. However, it’s been a tough start for Alex Neil’s side.
They have picked up only four points from the opening four games.
It’s going to be an interesting 24 hours for Preston and Davies.
Sheffield United’s ‘interest’ hasn’t developed much at all over the course of the summer, but there’s no denying that Davies is a good fit for the Blades as they look to replace O’Connell.
However, it remains to be seen if the funds are there to test North End with a £10m bid. It’s a win, win situation for the Championship side at the minute.
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