A host of Premier League sides including Crystal Palace and West Ham have been named as holding an interest in Sheffield United’s Rhys Norrington-Davies.
The news comes from The Sun, where they report on Norrington-Davies undergoing surgery on his hamstring. That surgery will rule the Welshman out until February in a big blow to the Blades.
However, in a side note within the report, The Sun names a number of Premier League sides as having an interest in signing Norrington-Davies. Palace and West Ham are among the quartet, with Leicester and Bournemouth making up the foursome.
Of course, Norrington-Davies’ hamstring injury will mean that move away doesn’t happen. It is a small bonus for United in that they get to keep a player who has done well. However, him being out until February does nobody any favours.
Norrington-Davies was in fine form before picking up a hamstring injury against Coventry City. In the end, it cost him his place with Wales for the World Cup.
United are expected to have to fight off interest from the topflight in January for other players. Iliman Ndiaye will be in demand while Sander Berge has regularly been linked with moves.
Sheff U News View: PL interest a nod to Norrington-Davies’ pre-injury form
There was a time when Norrington-Davies never looked like being a regular for United. However, since Paul Heckingbottom took charge, he has gone from strength to strength.
At left centre-back, he looked to be the answer United had been looking for ever since Jack O’Connell went down injured. While at left wing-back, he brought energy and aggression, albeit a lack of final product continues to hold him back.
Regardless, Norrington-Davies has been playing well and interest from clubs like Palace and West Ham is a nice nod to just how well he’s done.
With a bit of luck, he can have a seamless recovery and when he is back in February it will seem like a new signing ready for one last promotion push.