Liverpool could be set to sell Ben Davies just six months after beating Sheffield United to his signing during the January transfer window.
Davies was a well-known and long-term target for then Blades boss, Chris Wilder. The ex-Preston ace was on the radar for Wilder, who was in the market for a left-footed centre-half.
But a late move in January by Liverpool scuppered United’s hopes. Davies signed a deal with the Reds which, in fairness, he could not turn down.
However, since that move to Anfield, Davies has failed to make an appearance. This, despite the Reds having a host of injuries in central defence. And according to ESPN, Liverpool could now be open to offers to sell Davies this summer.
It would mark a quick turnaround for Davies but he couldn’t really complain if he is moved on. The Reds have just splashed out on signing Ibrahima Konate, while Van Dijk and Joe Gomez are on the way back.
For Sheffield United, it could be another chance to land Davies. That is, of course, if Slavisa Jokanovic fancies the defender.
Sheffield United News View: Ben Davies is proven at Championship level and an upgrade on Robinson
Jack O’Connell is on his way back it seems, but United will still need numbers and bodies in defence.
Jack Robinson finished the season quite well. But in Davies, we’d be getting a seasoned Championship player who, for a spell, was regarded as one of the best defenders in the league.
His time with Liverpool was always going to be a struggle in terms of getting minutes. But he should leave Anfield a better player for the experience.
Depending on the fee the Reds want, Davies could well be a feasible option for United this summer. The club will already have all the background on him, so if Jokanovic approves, a quick deal might be possible.