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Report: Burnley and Stoke join chase to sign Norrington-Davies
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Report: Burnley and Stoke join chase to sign Norrington-Davies

Burnley and Stoke City have now joined West Bromwich Albion in showing interest in Rhys Norrington-Davies – according to Football Insider.

The same source recently claimed the Baggies have identified the Sheffield United youngster as a January target.

Now fellow Premier League side Burnley, along with Championship outfit Stoke, have joined the chase.

Norrington-Davies is currently impressing in the second tier himself, having joined Luton Town on a season-long loan in September.

The 21-year-old has also recently caught the eye for Wales, most recently in their 3-1 Nations League win over Finland.


Norrington-Davies currently has three caps for his country and has started their last two matches.

That is despite the fact he is yet to make his senior debut for the Blades, having joined them from Swansea City back in 2017.

Could Norrington-Davies join Burnley, Stoke or West Brom?

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The report claims that a lack of game time at Bramall Lane so far could convince the left-back to leave in the January transfer window.

That should come as a concern to United. Although manager Chris Wilder is certain to be abreast for the situation.

Wilder is well aware of Norrington-Davies’ talents, having had the defender training with the first team and playing in pre-season friendlies in the past.

The 53-year-old is sure to be keeping a close eye on the Welshman’s progress at Kenilworth Road, having helped Luton to 10th in the table currently.

Having spent time on loan with Barrow and Rochdale in the past, Norrington-Davies has been making steady progress up the divisions.

Just as West Brom and the Clarets clearly do, Wilder may also think the youngster is ready for top flight football soon as well.

The slight worry might be that Transfermarkt says that Norrington-Davies’ current contract with the Blades expires next summer.

If Wilder does view the Wales international as a first team star of the future, that will need to be addressed quickly.

At the start of this campaign, Norrington-Davies looked some way from the United starting XI. Yet having impressed at wing-back for both the Hatters and his country, that could well have changed.

Especially as Enda Stevens, Ben Osborn and Max Lowe have all played in the role for the Blades in 2020/21. And none have made the position their own.

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