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Report: Sheffield Utd stopper Michael Verrips wanted by KAS Eupen

Belgian side Eupen want to sign Sheffield United stopper, Michael Verrips, according to reports in Europe.

VoetbalKrant claim that Belgian side KAS Eupen are keen on signing Verrips, who is one of four first-team goalkeepers at United.

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Verrips has played less than 45 minutes since moving to Bramall Lane back in the summer of 2019 on a four-year deal. He spent last season behind Dean Henderson, while this year has seen both Aaron Ramsdale and Wes Foderingham arrive.

KAS Eupen are said to be keen on landing Verrips before the window closes next week. The 24-year-old is well-known in Belgium. He played for Mechelen before signing for the Blades.

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First-team opportunites are likely to be limited for Verrips under Chris Wilder. Although he is now ahead of Simon Moore, both Foderingham and Ramsdale are firmly in front of him.

Verrips is arguably more famous for his off-field matters. He was the subject of a FIFA investigation following his arrival in England. Former club Mechelen accusing Verrips of breaching terms of contract.

Eupen want Verrips – If the move is on, he should take it

Facing up to the reality here for Verrips is a tough one, given he has a nice four-year deal with a Premier League club. But the fact of the matter is that he isn’t going to play.

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Aaron Ramsdale has made more than one error this season but has retained the backing of Chris Wilder. The Blades also signed Foderingham, further putting Verrips’ place in the squad under threat.

Realistically, if this move is on the cards then Verrips should push for it to happen. He needs to play. Regular football could well bring the best out of him and come the summer, United might have a better stopper on their hands anyway.

It could well suit everyone this deal.

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