Sheffield United are set to pay Liverpool a fee of around £1million for the loan signing of centre back Ben Davies, a report from The Sheffield Star has revealed.
Davies joined Liverpool from Preston back in January, but has yet to make a competitive appearance for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and emerged as a potential target for Sheffield United earlier this summer.
It was reported on Saturday that the Blades have now made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Davies, with a loan move set to be completed next week.
But despite the fact that Davies looks to be making a temporary move to Bramall Lane rather than a permanent one, it seems that Sheffield United will still have to pay for his services for the rest of the campaign.
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According to this latest report, the Blades have reached an agreement with Liverpool to take Davies on loan for the season, that will see them pay the Anfield club somewhere in the region of £1million.
It is thought that while the deal has yet to be officially ratified, Davies will be a Sheffield United player next week, as manager Slavisa Jokanovic looks to add to his squad for the rest of the campaign, with the Blades yet to sign a player in the summer transfer window.
This ought to be a fairly good deal for Sheffield United to complete you feel.
With the windfall they will have earned from their time in the Premier League, and the backing that they have, that £1million loan fee they are paying for Davies should be easily affordable for them.
Indeed, given the need they have for some extra bodies in their squad, and the quality Davies has previously shown at Championship level during his time with Preston, this does look to be a rather strong signing for the Blades all round.
After a quiet start to the window, that could be just what they need, potentially to kick start their season on the pitch as well, with no wins from their opening two Championship games.