Sheffield United midfielder, Mark Duffy, is set to seal a move to the Netherlands and join Alan Pardew at ADO Den Haag.
The experienced attacking midfielder has struggled in a loan spell with Stoke City this season. After helping the Blades to promotion last term, a slight fall out with Chris Wilder led to him being moved on in the summer.
But after struggling under Nathan Jones earlier in the season, new Potters boss, Michael O’Neill, has been keen to send Duffy back to Bramall Lane.
It appears that O’Neill has got his wish, too, with Duffy set to seal a move to the Dutch side.
The Sheffield Star reports that Den Haag manager, Alan Pardew, has confirmed that Duffy will indeed make the move to the club today.
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The 34-year-old will be hoping to get some game time under his belt over in Holland. Pardew, along with Chris Powell, are new to the role with Den Haag. The pair will no doubt be delighted to bring in an experienced pro like Duffy.
A sad end for one of the Wilder’s heroes
It’s such a shame that Mark Duffy has seen his time with United come to an end in such a flat fashion.
Chris Wilder talked him up in the summer. The opportunity for Duffy to play against Liverpool, the club he supported all his life, was one of the many fairytale stories in the Blades camp.
However, reports of a demand for a new deal didn’t sit well with Wilder. Ultimately, Duffy was moved on, with the Blades boss having little room for sentiment.
The sad thing with Duffy is that he’d have probably got his chance at times, too. While the club has moved on fully now with the addition of Sander Berge and others, Duffy could have got some Premier League minutes.
Hopefully, he finds his feet with Pardew and manages to have a good last five months of the season.