Sheffield United defender Kean Bryan is attracting the attentions of German side Schalke as they try and secure his signature despite the Blades being keen to keep hold of him, according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon.
Bryan has been offered a new contract by Sheffield United as they aim to prevent the defender from leaving on a free transfer this summer.
That comes after he managed to make a positive impression for them in the Premier League when he featured due to injuries and made 13 league appearances and scored one goal in the process.
However, according to the latest report from The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, the Blades are now facing competition from Schalke.
The German side are thought to be making a late attempt to secure his signature this summer as they aim to prepare for life in the German second division after they were relegated from the Bundesliga last term.
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That suggests that Sheffield United are going to face a battle on their hands to convince the defender to sign a new deal that has been offered to him by the Blades. The 24-year-old will now have a difficult decision to make over his potential long-term future with a move to Germany now on the table.
Sheff U. Kean Bryan offered a deal to stay. But German side Schalke making late move to disrupt that.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) June 6, 2021
This is going to be a very difficult decision for Bryan, who might feel that a fresh challenge in Germany with a club the size of Schalke might be an appealing option for him to choose this summer. The 24-year-old showed the potential he has and the quality he can bring to the table with some of his performance in the Premier League last term.
Sheffield United would not be wanting to lose him on a free transfer and that is why they have moved to offer him a new deal. However, he has not always been a regular in their side and with the likes of John Egan and Jack O’Connell returning from injury next season, he might find himself once again down the pecking order.
Therefore, a move to Schalke might be a good one for him to try and secure regular first-team football next term. It is also a move that would take him to one of the biggest clubs in Germany and might see him play a part in helping the club come back from the frustration of being relegated from the German top-flight. That has to be an exciting potential project.