Sheffield United have now ramped up their interest in Liverpool defender Ben Davies, and have now made an official enquiry about the former Preston man.
That’s according to Football Insider, who claim the Blades have now made an approach for Davies. They suggest that United have officially approached the Reds about a deal for the left-sided defender.
This latest report presses on from last week’s news that Davies was once again on the radar for United. The ex-Preston man was a target for Chris Wilder before, but it was a deal the former Blades boss couldn’t quite get done.
However, Davies has endured a miserable spell with Liverpool since his move. He’s yet to play a game, and Jurgen Klopp has signed Ibrahima Konate this summer to further add to the defensive ranks.
Davies, then, is thought to be on the move and United are lying in wait to capture him.
Is playing the long game about to pay off for United?
Talk about a transfer that’s took it’s time happening. It’s over a year now since United first registered an interest in Davies. Nobody could begrudge him his move to Liverpool. But then, most could see he wasn’t going to play.
Should the Blades land Davies, then it’s the ideal signing really. We’re desperate to someone to come in for Jack O’Connell. His injury has once again rocked the club, and it’s vital someone good enough comes in.
Davies is certainly in the right sort of mold. He was skipper with Preston, and can play that left-sided centre-back role that we need.
Whether United push for a loan or a permanent deal remains to be seen though. Davies is under contract until 2025. Further, Liverpool have a habit of making good money from fringe players.
They won’t demand the world for Davies, but rest assured, they’ll want a fee of some sort.
Ultimately, it seems it’s now over to Stephen Bettis and co to get this one over the line.