Report: Leeds have eyes on Sheffield United youngster Kyron Gordon; Liverpool also keen

Sheffield United could lose one of their top prospects this summer, with Leeds and Manchester United joining Liverpool in the hunt for Kyron Gordon.

Despite not making his first-team debut yet for the Blades, Gordon is widely-regarded as one of the best up and comers at Bramall Lane.

The defender, 18, has already been part of the first-team squads in the Premier League. With Paul Heckingbottom now in charge for the foreseeable future, Gordon will hope to get his debut soon.

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The Daily Mail claims that a number of clubs are now interested, with Leeds the latest in a long line of interested parties. United could be a target for Premier League clubs this summer, with relegation to the Championship all but confirmed.

Gordon is one of a number of young players impressing at under-23 level.

Players like Iliman Ndiaye have already made their first-team bow, while Frankie Maguire and Antwoine Hackford have also been in the mix.

Should Gordon already have had a Sheffield United debut?

The amount of injuries United have had in recent weeks and months has opened up opportunities for players to stake their claim. It is a bit odd, then, that we haven’t seen Gordon given a chance.

Whether that is to simply protect him or he isn’t quite ready yet for the Premier League strikers, is something only the coaching staff at Bramall Lane will know.

But United do seem to have a top prospect on their hands in Gordon. The mere fact such giants are interested tells you he is making an impression.

Relegation for United could well prove the making of Gordon if we can keep him, with chances at Championship level bound to be frequent.

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