Sheffield United are expected to step up their negotiations with Kyron Gordon this month as they aim to tie the defender to a new deal at Bramall Lane, as per a recent report by The Star.
The 19-year-old centre back is considered to be one of the club’s best young players at the time of writing and is set to be out of contract at the end of the current season.
He was one of the Blades’ few shining lights in their recent 3-0 defeat away to Wolves in the FA Cup and is a player that Paul Heckingbottom now wants to tie to a new deal.
Leeds and Manchester United are both said to be keen on the player too, however the Blades do hold the advantage of having the option to extend Gordon’s existing deal by a further 12 months should they wish to do so.
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With the likes of John Egan, George Baldock, Enda Stevens and Jack Robinson all sidelined through injury, it is expected that Gordon will be given an extended run in the first team over the next few weeks.
It is important for the Blades to keep hold of their best young talents and therefore tying Gordon to a new contract will certainly be viewed as a priority by many.
The young defender was in impressive form despite being on the losing side in the recent cup match and will now be looking to grasp all of the opportunities that come his way under Heckingbottom.
Any new agreement over a contract is bound to come down to playing time, so the Blades need to assess the situation before they look to strike a deal.
The last thing they will want to do is give Gordon any sort of false hope as he seeks to carve out a successful career in the Steel City.