Championship side Sheffield United are keen on a move for Brentford defender John Egan, according to the Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

The Blades have made a great start to life in the Championship this season. Their boss Chris Wilder is looking to further bolster his ranks with a move for John Egan at Brentford in January.

Egan made his debut for Republic of Ireland in March 2017 against Iceland. The 24 year-old was a standout player for Brentford last season and scored 5 goals from centre-back. The Irishman started his career with Sunderland but never made a senior appearance for the Black Cats. He had loan spells at Crystal Palace, Bradford City, Southend and a brief stint at Sheffield United. He only played once for the Blades in 2012 though.

Egan signed for Gillingham in 2014. He was with the Gills for 2 seasons, playing 80 games and scoring 10 goals. This attracted Brentford, who swooped to sign in the summer of 2016. Brentford have already lost the likes of Maxime Colin, Harlee Dean and Jota this season to Championship rivals Birmingham City. Their fans will be praying that John Egan isn’t the next one to leave in January.

For the Blades fans, the prospect of signing Egan is an exciting one. Chris Wilder was busy in the summer adding new faces to the side that convincingly won the League One title last season. This has included signing players like Jamal Blackman, Richard Stearman, Clayton Donaldson and Ben Heneghan. But Wilder does not want to stop there for this season, and hopes to add John Egan to his side in January.

 


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