Sheffield United are reportedly interested in signing Preston North End defender Ben Davies according to Sky Sports.
Davies has caught the eye with some impressive performances for North End over the years, and it appears as though that hasn’t gone unnoticed.
The Blades are keen on a deal heading into the January transfer window, as they look to add much-needed depth to their defensive options.
Sheffield United only have one point to their name from their opening 11 matches in this year’s campaign, which makes for concerning reading for the club’s supporters.
Davies is out-of-contract at the end of the 2020/21 season, so Chris Wilder’s side will be looking at signing the defender on a cut-price deal.
We take a look at ONE winner and ONE loser to Sheffield United plotting a move for Davies in the January transfer window.
Winner: Chris Wilder
Sheffield United were dealt a frustrating injury blow earlier this season, with Jack O’Connell being set for a lengthy spell in the treatment room.
This has left Chris Wilder with a lack of strength in depth in his team, and he’s often tried a number of players in the left side of the defensive three.
But with the Blades still struggling to pick up results, the Sheffield United boss is clearly keen to sign a player of Davies’ quality in the January transfer window.
If they do land his signature, and he hits the ground running, then Wilder will certainly be the winner from this deal.
Loser: Preston North End
Preston have previously made it clear that they’re keen to keep hold of Davies for as long as possible, as he’s been a key player for them over the years.
The defender is out-of-contract in the summer though, and despite the club’s efforts to tie him down to a new deal, they’re running the risk of losing him for a small fee in the January transfer window.
You couldn’t blame Davies if he was to pursue a move to Sheffield United either, with the Blades playing their football in the Premier League this term.
If Preston were to lose him for a cheap fee in the New Year, then they would certainly be the loser in this situation.