Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers are interested in signing Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan, according to Sky Sports News.

League One side Sunderland and Championship side Blackburn Rovers are interested in signing Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan.

Sky Sports published: “Sunderland and are showing interest in Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan”

“The 25-year-old centre-back is currently on loan at Blackpool but has made only two appearances for them and can be recalled.”

“Blackburn, who were keen to sign him before he joined the Blades from Motherwell in 2017, are also still interested.”

About Ben Heneghan –

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Ben Heneghan started his career on the books of Everton, before moving to Stoke City, prior to dropping into non-league and learning his trade with Chester City, having trailed with Accrington Stanley and Oldham Athletic. In June 2016, the centre-half joined Motherwell and has impressed during his two years north of the border. He was linked with Scottish giants Rangers, before Chris Wilder swooped in to bring the defender to Sheffield United on deadline day in August 2017. But, this season he has only made two appearances whilst on loan at Blackpool.

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Gary Bowyer bought Ben Heneghan to Blackpool, and he rates the defender highly and he told Blackpool Gazette this when he signed: “I’m delighted to bring Ben to the club and I’d like to thank Sheffield United, who previously paid a considerable transfer fee for him.”

“Ben is someone we’ve monitored the progress of and I know there have been quite a few other clubs interested in signing him.”

“He will bring more size and stature in both boxes.”

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