Following their promotion from The Championship to The Premier League, Sheffield United are looking to sure up certain areas of their squad in an attempt at surviving the dreaded first season drop.

The Blades boss, Chris Wilder, is said to be a long time admirer of defender Darrah Lenihan of Blackburn Rovers, a man who he tried and failed to sign in 2017.

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Lenihan, who joined Rovers in 2014,  has been superb for the blue and whites recently, with him playing thirty four times last season and even chipping in with two goals from the back.

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The twenty five year old Dubliner seems to have kept Wilders interest as it now appears Sheffield United will go back in for the centre back, The Lancashire Telegraph report that this may well be the case.

Perhaps the freedom that Wilder likes his defenders to play with, often overlapping the full backs and wingers in open play to make their way into the oppositions box, along with the fact that the South Yorkshire club are now a Premier League outfit may turn the players head should an offer come in.

Being a youth graduate at Ewood Park would make any decision to leave a very hard one, but money and status are what now seem to make the world go around within Football, so Rovers keeping him may be difficult.

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Boss Tony Mowbray will also be desperate to keep other key players such as Bradley Dack, Cory Evans and Adam Armstrong, all of which have seen interest already this summer.


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