Sheffield United manager, Paul Heckingbottom, is planning on sitting down with Liverpool loanee Ben Davies to discuss next season.

Davies eventually lost his place in the starting XI to Jack Robinson in the end this term but over the course of the season, the former Preston man proved a useful loan signing for United. He scored a crucial winning goal against Blackburn in front of the Kop, and was seen as the better ball playing option out of him and Robinson.

And according to the Sheffield Star, Blades boss Heckingbottom is planning to meet with Davies about what the future might hold for all parties. There is little chance of Davies making any sort of impact at Liverpool, leaving a summer move firmly on the agenda.

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Of course, United must now make quick decisions about next season after the failure to win promotion this time around. Davies is one of a number of loan players United had this season, with Conor Hourihane another player Heckingbottom is keen to explore.

The Blades boss is keen to move quickly in the market this summer. Last year saw United wait until the deadline to bring players in.

Our View: Ben Davies A Useful Permanent Addition Of The Money Is Right

While Robinson made the position his own in the end, there is no denying that Ben Davies is a quality defender at this level.

Yes, as the Sheffield Star mentions, there has been injury and personal trouble for Davies this season. But, if the money is right and United can do a deal with Liverpool, Davies would be one of the smarter signings the club can make.

He already knows the squad, knows the place and knows the expectancy on the club. Given time, Davies could grow even more and having him and Robinson battling it out is a good thing.

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