Sheffield United have agreed a deal with Liverpool to bring in defender Ben Davies, and the move is expected to be completed next week.
According to Sky Sports, further talks have taken place and United will now sign Davies on a season-long loan deal. The Blades will pay a fee for the former Preston man, while there’s also a promotion bonus included.
Davies has been a long-term target for United. Previous manager Chris Wilder want him at Bramall Lane, but he signed for Liverpool last January as they were short on defenders.
However, he’s yet to play a game for the Reds. And with all Liverpool’s defenders back, plus the signing of Ibrahima Konate, Davies has now been pushed further down the pecking order.
Davies’ arrival should coincide with the arrival of former Leeds midfielder, Ronaldo Vieira. The Sampdoria ace is set to sign on loan as well, with a view to a permanent move next summer.
It’s been a long time coming, but United are finally making moves in what is obviously a slow market this summer.
Vieira is a good signing, but Davies is a big one. The club needs a defender, and more importantly, a left-sided defender.
Davies ticks a lot of boxes for the club. He knows the division, can play a few positions, and is eager to play football. Yes, he might need a few weeks to get back into the swing, but over the course of the season, he’ll prove a shrewd signing.
The board deserve credit here. There has been doubts cast, but with Davies and Vieira in the door, the squad suddenly looks a whole lot stronger.