Sheffield United are reportedly eyeing up a potential move for Nottingham Forest defender, Jack Robinson.

The Blades are in the market for new defenders during the January window. Manager Chris Wilder is keen to land some new faces in order to strengthen his squad.

Jack Robinson is reportedly wanted by Sheffield United. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

And according to respected journalist, Alan Nixon, the Blades could target Robinson in what would be something of a surprise move.

The left-back is out of favour at the City Ground at the moment. Yuri Ribeiro is the current first-choice under Sabri Lamouchi.

However, Robinson was a regular earlier on in the campaign and has played 18 times for Forest this season. He’s also capable of stepping in at centre-back if needed, something which could well interest Chris Wilder.

Given Spurs are reportedly interested in taking Jack O’Connell to London, it makes sense for the Blades to be in the hunt for some new left-sided defenders.

The Blades have signed Jack Rodwell already in January. A number of players are expected to leave the club in the coming weeks, too.

How might Jack Robinson fit in at Sheffield United?

As mentioned, Robinson is a left-footed player who can play in numerous defensive positions. Given the shape United play, it might well be a sensible signing.

It’s easy to look at it and think Robinson isn’t getting games at Forest, so why would the Blades want him. However, there has to be something to his game for Wilder to have taken an interest.

Robinson could provide cover at both left and centre-back for Sheffield United. (Photo by Jon Hobley/ MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Furthermore, we’ve seen in the past how Wilder can turn bargain buys into top players.

Ben Osborn moved to Bramall Lane from Forest in the summer. A former teammate of Robinsons, he will no doubt put a good word in for the club.

It’s certainly one to keep an eye on in the next few days. It would, by no means, surprise anyone if Wilder pulled this sort of surprise signing of the bag in January.

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