Report: Sheffield United now want to sign Premier League freebie to fill Gibbs-White void
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Report: Sheffield United now want to sign Premier League freebie to fill Gibbs-White void

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.

Debry’s Tom Lawrence is said to be wanted on a free, while United are also thought to have lodged a £3m bid for Bosnian defender, Anel Ahmedhodzic.

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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.

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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.

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