Sheffield United are being linked with a January move for Sunderland midfielder George Honeyman, as reported by The72.
The Blades are looking for potential signings who can help bolster their squad ahead of their promotion push.
George Honeyman has emerged as a target for Chris Wilder’s side. The 24-year-old has burst onto the scene at Sunderland over the past couple of seasons and would give Sheffield United some more depth in midfield.
The 5ft 8inc man joined the Black Cats’ academy at the age of ten and rose through the youth ranks at the Stadium of Light. He made his first-team debut in a February 2015 FA Cup game away to Bradford City.
Honeyman had a loan spell at National League side Gateshead in the 2015/16 season before breaking into Sunderland’s senior side. He got his chance after their relegation from the Premier League in 2017.
He impressed for the North-East in the Championship last season despite their relegation to League One. Honeyman played 44 games in all competitions, chipping in with 7 goals.
Here is how Sunderland fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that the Blades are interested in signing their midfielder George Honeyman in the January transfer window-
I like Honeyman and think he's a canny little player but does he massively improve our first XI? No. Will he demand a decent fee? Probably. Anything more than £2m or £2.5m and I'd be inclined to let him go. #SAFC
— WordsFromWearside (@maja_man) November 5, 2018
He's not our best player to be honest we have 6 more players that will get in that side to fill his boots.
If it's for a good price I wouldn't be sad about his loss tbh
— Mark The Mackem (@mark_j_cummins) November 5, 2018
If honeyman does go, all the best to him. #safc In fact is there nobody we could swap him with from them lot?
— Christian Forster (@chrlstlanf) November 4, 2018
Would love to see George sign a new deal. If he stays past January I believe he will automatically get the new deal (extension). He is our captain. He is at this club for a reason and he will play a huge role in getting us back up.
— Richy Duggan (@richyduggan) November 5, 2018
He’s our captain and plays every week and is an important player. No less than £5m
— GBP (@The_Bear_Safc) November 5, 2018