Newly promoted Championship side Sheffield United have had a £2 million bid rejected for Brentford defender John Egan, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The Blades are looking to sure up their back line on deadline day and are willing to spend big cash in an attempt to strengthen.
Egan has been identified as a man who could help keep them in the division, but an offer of £2 million has been rejected.
Egan only joined the Bees last summer on a free transfer from Gillingham after a stunning season in League One that saw him finish in the team of the season.
Chris Wilder has focused heavily on bringing in defenders this summer, signing players like Richard Stearman, Enda Stevens, George Baldock and Cameron Carter-Vickers to help bolster their defence.
If Sheffield United manage to pull this deal off it would be an absolutely excellent signing for a newly promoted side.
Egan is an very solid player at this level, and well add to an already decent back line at Bramall Lane.
With so much cash in hand from their sell on clauses, it would be foolish not to spend at least some of it in an attempt to survive this season.
Making sure you have a strong enough back line to compete with the rest of the division is absolutely vital to surviving, and is a used by many managers who attempt to keep sides in a division.
This appears to be Chris Wilder’s style, and Egan would go well to helping that aim.
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