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Watford reportedly join Burnley, Fulham and Swansea in Kean Bryan pursuit

Watford are the latest club to show interest in Sheffield United defender Kean Bryan.

That’s according to The Sun on Sunday (11/04/21, page 67). They say the Hornets are ready to give Bryan another shot in the Premier League.

They’re currently second in the Championship as they look to bounce back to the top flight at the first time of asking.

If promoted, then the Hertfordshire club are ready to offer Bryan a deal.

The 24-year-old is out of contract this summer and is set to leave Bramall Lane. It’s not clear if that’s because the Blades haven’t offered Bryan a new deal, or because he wants a new challenge.

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Watford aren’t the only side interested in the centre-back, however. Premier League teams Burnley and Fulham are also believed to be keen on Bryan. As are fellow promotion chasers Swansea City.

Watford interest emphasises rapid rise for Kean Bryan

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Prior to this campaign, Bryan had played just four times for the Blades during his first two years at Bramall Lane.

He joined from Manchester City’s academy in the summer of 2018, but struggled to break into the first team as Chris Wilder’s men were promoted from the Championship and then finished ninth in the Premier League.

Bryan was loaned to Bolton Wanderers in League One in the second half of 2019/20 as it looked as if his time in South Yorkshire was coming to an end.

Yet defensive injuries this term presented him with an unexpected chance in the first team.

Bryan has made 12 appearances in 2020/21 and largely done well. His high point was scoring in the 2-1 victory at Manchester United in January.

This career turnaround is impressive and could be capped off with a move to another top flight club.

United are set to be relegated to the second tier this campaign. But Bryan’s Premier League adventure might not be over just yet.

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