According to a report from The Sun, West Brom want to sign Nottingham Forest and former Blades target, Joe Worrall.
The Baggies are looking to plan for the summer already it seems. Sam Allardyce is looking increasingly unlikely to keep them in the Premier League and, much like the Blades, may have one eye on the Championship next term.
Worrall, 24, has proven himself at Championship level with over 120 appearances for Forest. That experience, combined with his age, could make him the perfect signing for any relegated club.
Sheffield United have previously registered an interest in signing Worrall. However, it was claimed the Blades baulked at a reported £10m price tag in the summer.
Both United and Albion will likely be in the same market for players come the summer, especially if both drop from the top-flight. Forest, meanwhile, will likely put up a tough fight to keep Worrall. The Reds sold Matty Cash in the summer for around £16m, and will surely be looking for a similar amount.
Sheffield United and West Brom keen on Joe Worrall – Where would he fit at Bramall Lane?
It’s easy to see why Worrall is being eyed by clubs. He’s excellent at Championship level and also proven.
For United, it remains to be seen where Worrall would fit. The obvious worry for the Blades is if we lost John Egan, then Worrall might well be the ideal replacement.
West Brom are clearly thinking along similar lines. Getting out of the Championship is usually about getting the best of the best from that level and making the most of it.
In terms of defenders, Worrall is certainly in that bracket of best of the best.