Sheffield United have been handed a boost ahead of the summer with reports suggesting that Jayden Bogle will not be joining Norwich City.
Sky Sports had claimed that Bogle was on the radar of the Canaries, should their current right-back, Max Aarons, depart.
Bogle was only signed last summer by Chris Wilder. The youngster arrived from Derby with fellow full-back, Max Lowe. The 20-year-old made a big impression initially, too. Bogle netted at Brighton, before scoring again against Bristol Rovers and then West Brom.
However, it seems Bogle will not be leaving for Carrow Road. The Norwich Evening News has reported today that Bogle is NOT a target for the club.
Instead, it’s claimed the Canaries will look to keep Aarons, while Sam Byram is seen as a capable back-up if he does leave. Norwich do have a list of potential right-back targets, but Bogle doesn’t feature on it.
Bogle staying put will be a nice boost for Slavisa Jokanovic ahead of his arrival in Sheffield next week. The Serbian is expected to assess the full squad over the summer, and he’ll have been given glowing reports on Bogle.
Further, Jokanovic is known for giving young players a chance. Ryan Sessegnon was a prime example while he was at Fulham.
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The former Derby man might still have a job in displacing George Baldock as the first-choice right-back. Bogle looked great in small doses, but he still probably lacks the defensive nouse of Baldock.
But, he’ll still be a vital cog in the machine next term. United need options, cover, and competition. Bogle certainly brings that, which should – in theory – keep Baldock spurred on.
Norwich would have been an odd move anyway. They’ll probably come straight back down, so Bogle is probably better off staying at The Lane.
Hopefully, he can produce the goods and be even better under the guidance of Jokanovic next season.