Sheffield United face a battle on their hands when it comes to keeping hold of Daniel Jebbison, with the young striker being eyed by Liverpool, Everton, and West Ham.
Jebbison has emerged as one of the brightest young talents outside of the Premier League. He burst onto the scene last year, scoring on his full debut as the Blades won at Everton. And now the Toffees, along with Merseyside rivals Liverpool, want to sign Jebbison.
According to TeamTalk, clubs are keeping a close eye on Jebbison’s development. He is currently impressing out on loan with Burton, scoring six goals already this season.
Interest in the Sheffield United man is nothing new, mind. Back in the summer, Everton made their move with a reported £5m bid. Since then, interest has continued, with the likes of Real Madrid even said to be interested in the Blades starlet.
TeamTalk claims Jebbison is preparing to leave Burton in January. But whether he comes back to feature under Paul Heckingbottom or be sold on, remains to be seen.
Our View: Only Big Money Should See Jebbison Leave United
Rejecting a £5m bid in the summer, and then Prince Abdullah subsequently boasting of that move when he spoke to the Sheff Utd Way channel, means that the Blades board are under pressure to ensure they get big money now.
If the club now decides to sell ‘Jebbo’ in January, then anything less than double that £5m would be deflating. Sure, he is a young player still with plenty to prove. But given the new ‘strategic vision’ of the club with an emphasis on youth, fans would be sceptical of the board once again if Jebbison was sold at the first juncture.
If a huge bid does come, then good luck to the striker. Premier League moves don’t come around often, so nobody would begrudge him such a transfer.
However, with Heckingbottom in charge, Jebbison might get his chance sooner rather than later at The Lane.