Sheffield United are being linked with making a move for Icelandic international defender, Hordur Magnusson, according to a report from the Sheffield Star.
Magnusson, 29, is free to leave CSKA Moscow with his contract expiring next month and the ongoing tensions in Russia meaning players are looking for get outs.
The Star writes how Paul Heckingbottom is keeping a close eye on players in that part of the world after delving into the market to sign Filip Uremovic late last season. Despite many of the players from Russia being on good money, the Blades boss is not shutting the door.
Magnusson, who has been capped 39 times by Iceland, can play both as a left-back and left centre-back. Having made his international bow in 2014, Magnusson has kept in Iceland’s plans and played 90 minutes in a recent 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Spain. He was on the bench during his countries memorable Euro 2016 campaign but played all three games in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Our View: Hordur Magnusson On A Free One Of Many Sheffield United Options
The Blades will have plenty of names on lists going into this summer and Magnusson seems to be one who has sprung from nowhere.
Of course, scouts in England will be well aware of Magnusson anyway. He played more than 60 games for Bristol City in a four-year spell, before making the move to Eastern Europe.
The experienced campaigner is a good option – on paper anyway – for Sheffield United. With Ben Davies having gone back to Liverpool, it’s imperative the club signs another left-footed centre-back. Magnusson fits the bill, and on a free, he might be someone who climbs the list of targets as the weeks go by.