A fresh twist has emerged in the situation surrounding Mark Duffy, with a new club interested in landing the Blades man.

Duffy is currently on loan with Stoke City. However, after struggling to break into the team, it is believed new manager Michael O’Neill wants to send Duffy back to Bramall Lane.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United slides in to tackle Mark Duffy of Stoke City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at Bet365 Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

But Chris Wilder has so far refused that notion, putting Duffy’s future in jeopardy.

Duffy, though, is apparently now wanted by League One outfit Blackpool. According to respected journalist, Alan Nixon, the seaside club are keen on bringing Duffy to the club if they can.

It would represent a second Sheffield United playing for Blackpool. Currently, defender Ben Heneghan is enjoying a loan spell with the Tangerines.

Duffy moved away from the Blades in the summer. He apparently asked Chris Wilder for a new deal, something the Blades boss didn’t take kindly too.

Furthermore, he has since struggled to get into a struggling Stoke City team. It’s been quite the demise for Mark Duffy, who had to sit back and watch his ex-teammates walkout at Anfield this past week.

Potentially a sensible move for Duffy

Whatever people like to think about Duffy now is their opinion. However, he remains a fine player and down in League One he is more than capable of lifting a team up the table.

Mark Duffy was instrumental as Sheffield United won promotion last season. (Photo by Molly Darlington – AMA/Getty Images)

Blackpool have been going along quite nicely. They sit 11th and only a few points outside the playoff positions.

Things with Stoke just haven’t worked out for Duffy. It might be partly his fault, but there’s also the fact that the Potters have enjoyed an utterly miserable transition period in the last few seasons.

A move to Blackpool, then, might be best for Duffy. At least that way he can get some regular football and finally get his career back on track a bit.

 

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