A return to Blackpool for Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan makes perfect sense for all parties.
Heneghan is among five transfer-listed players at Bramall Lane that manager Chris Wilder has told to “go and get a club.”
In a brutally honest interview with BBC Radio Sheffield, Wilder admitted he was annoyed those deemed surplus to requirements remained at the club.
As the Sheffield Star reports, Heneghan is among those on the transfer list.
The 25-year-old has been very much a bit-part player since joining the Blades from Motherwell in 2017. Heneghan played just once that first season, before being loaned to Pool last term.
Now in the final year of his contract, it is clear the centre-back has no future in South Yorkshire. Despite being linked with both Hull City and Reading by Sky Sports, a potential move to the Championship has now passed with the closure of the transfer window.
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League One and Two clubs can still make new signings until the start of September. And back in May, after playing 49 times in 2018/19, Heneghan was open to the possibility of a return to Bloomfield Road.
“I’m never going to rule anything out. I’m humble with the approach,” he told the Blackpool Gazette.
“I am just happy to play football and I think I played 49 games this season, which is brilliant for me. If it happens next year, it happens.”
Why Ben Heneghan could be just what Blackpool need
It has been a busy summer for the Seasiders following a takeover and the appointment of Simon Grayson as boss. They have already made ten new signings, including central defenders Ryan Edwards and Rocky Bushiri.
However, Grayson has admitted to the Blackpool Gazette that if the right opportunity presents itself, there could be more additions.
The 49-year-old currently only has three natural candidates at centre-back. Therefore adding another option – and one that already knows the club – could prove decisive in their push for promotion.