Just when you thought things were going to be nice and quiet for Sheffield United on deadline day, it’s not even got to 8am and things are already putting the jitters up fans.
Well, according to certain media reports, anyway. The Sun has reported that West Ham United are keen on signing Blades defender John Egan today. The big Irish defender has been exceptional once again for United this term and was linked with a move to Everton while he was impressing in the Premier League.
However, the one big saving grace in the mention of Egan to West Ham is that it relies on the Hammers losing Issa Diop to Newcastle. Further, it’s also noted how West Ham are keen on Burnley defender, James Tarkowski. Egan’s name, according to The Sun, is one that is being ‘whispered’ among the Hammers hierarchy.
Egan has cemented himself as the main man at the back for United ever since arriving from Brentford. For Ireland, too, Egan has nailed down a place and has impressed manager Stephen Kenny along the way. The Ireland boss labelled the Blades star as ‘excellent’ recently, and tipped him to play Champions League football.
Our View: John Egan Only Leaves For Huge Money
This would be an absolute kick in the you know where if Sheffield United decided to sell John Egan on deadline day.
Surely, the only feasible way this happens is if the Hammers put up big big money. And we’re talking £20m+. Egan is that good, and that important to this Sheffield United side that it’s the only way it makes any sense.
The Blades would also need replacements too. There is no point in selling one of your best players for any amount of money if you don’t have time to bring another face in as well.
Hopefully for United, the Hammers’ interest is just that and it doesn’t materialise into a bid.