Report: Celtic want Sheffield United target Ben Davies from Preston
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Report: Celtic want Sheffield United target Ben Davies from Preston

Reported Sheffield United target, Ben Davies, is now wanted in Scotland by Celtic, with the Bhoys eyeing a January move for the defender.

The Examiner claimed this month that Davies, 25, was on the list of potential defensive targets for Chris Wilder, although a £10m asking-price eventually put an end to any hopes United had of landing the left-footer.

PRESTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: Ben Davies of Preston North End during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Swansea City at Deepdale on September 12, 2020 in Preston, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

And now, Football Insider claims that Celtic are looking at Davies ahead of a potential January move, with the report claiming a cut-price deal could be on the cards.

The Preston star has become one of the most consistent and reliable performers in the Championship. Comfortable at centre-half or at left-back, it was easy to see why Chris Wilder identified him as a potential replacement for the injured Jack O’Connell.

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Davies’ deal expires in the summer of 2021. And with little sign of a new contract being signed, he could well be tempted to try his hand north of the border with Neil Lennon’s side.

We should join the race if a cheap deal is available

January will be an interesting one for all involved at Sheffield United. Having just splashed out over £50m once again in the summer, it remains to be seen if we’ll have any funds left to play with.

But given our start and that January is only a few months away, we might well have to dip into the market.

Davies was probably too much of a risk at £10m. But if Preston drop that valuation and we can get him at a snip, then he’d definitely be a good signing both for the present and into the future.

Certainly one for us to keep an eye on anyway as we head into January.

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