Sheffield United could reignite their interest in Brentford defender John Egan in January, as per a report by HITC Sport.

The Blades tried to sign the centre-back in the summer but had a bid knocked back by Brentford. However, they are now being linked with another raid of the London club.

Chris Wilder will be looking for some signings in January to help in their promotion push. Sheffield United have made an unbelievable start to the season and lie in 3rd place.

Egan spent time on loan at Sheffield United as a youngster in 2012 from Sunderland. The 25 year-old, who was born in Cork, was a product of the Sunderland academy but never played a senior appearance for the Black Cats.

His first taste of first team action came about through loan spells with the Blades, Crystal Palace, Bradford City and Southend United before he was allowed to leave Sunderland on a permanent basis to join Gillingham. Egan caught the eye for the Gills, scoring 13 goals in two seasons from defence and was rewarded with a move to Brentford in the Championship in the summer of 2016.

Egan impressed for the Bees last season and gained his first cap for the Republic of Ireland in March in a game against Iceland. He represented his country at U17, U19 and U21 level in his younger days.

Sheffield United fans will be hoping to see their club sign some quality players in January to boost their promotion push. For an already strong defence, the potential signing of John Egan would further strengthen their ranks.


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