Sheffield United are keen on signing recently released Crystal Palace midfielder, Nya Kirby, according to a report from The Sun this weekend.
In a strange flurry of transfer news, United have been linked with three new players in the space of one evening.
However, the Blades aren’t done there and according to The Sun, could snap up 22-year-old Kirby for nothing. The young midfielder has been released by the London club, as Patrick Vieira once again gets to work on reshaping his squad and moving forward into a new season.
Kirby was a regular at PL2 level for Palace last season and has enjoyed a couple of loan spells away from Selhurst Park with Tranmere Rovers and Blackpool. Capable of playing across the midfield and comfortable in a more attacking role, Kirby could be a bargain pick up for Paul Heckingbottom.
The Blades boss is hoping to get some new faces into the building before the club jet off to Portugal for pre-season.
Our View: Kirby Seems A Low-Risk Signing For Sheffield United
We won’t profess to know a lot about Kirby as things stand. He’s clearly got some talent given he’s been kept on at Palace for a number of years. But with the Premier League getting ever tougher and Palace getting better under Vieira, it was always going to be tough.
He should, then, be raring for a fresh start and be ready for a new challenge. United need a new player in a creative midfield role and Kirby, on the surface of things, could be the man to stand up to the task.
This would be a low risk signing for United. Kirby will cost nothing and won’t be on huge wages either. And if he does well, then United have a top player and saleable asset on their hands.