Leeds United are said to be lining up a move to sign Sheffield United defender, John Egan, before the deadline passes.
Egan has been in imperious form for United this season, helping the Blades climb to the top of the table. However, The Express claims that Egan’s impressive form has caught they eye of Leeds, who could use money generated from the sale of Daniel James to Tottenham to bid for Egan.
Of course, any sort of bid from Leeds for Egan is likely to be flatly rejected by United. Paul Heckingbottom will not want to lose his captain and with the deadline due to pass tonight, there is little sense in agreeing to a sale with so little time to replace the Irishman.
Egan has a few years left on his contract and could be one of the players Heckingbottom looks to tie down further once the window is out of the way. Iliman Ndiaye is another United are pushing to tie down further.
Our View: Catastrophic To Sell Egan At This Stage
This would rank as one of the most bizarre and frustrating pieces of business United could do if they do agree to it.
Egan is absolutely vital to this Blades side in the middle of defence. He commands the entire back five and has shown he can play with multiple partners in the middle three while showing no dip in performance.
If United were to sell Egan, surely it would be at a massive figure close to the £15-20m mark. Anything else would simply be a travesty.
Given how late in the window we are and how little time Hecky would have to get someone in to replace Egan, any sort of sale here has disaster written all over it.