Sheffield United is nearing the final stages of negotiating a deal with Tom Davies, per a report from Alan Nixon. The former Everton midfielder recently became a free agent after departing from Goodison Park this summer.
Discussions with the 25-year-old are progressing well, and there is optimism about the potential agreement. Manager Paul Heckingbottom’s intention is to bolster the team ahead of the Premier League match against Nottingham Forest this Friday.
If the deal with Davies is successfully concluded this week, he would become the seventh signing of the summer. However, due to his lack of match fitness, he might not immediately join the starting lineup.
Reports suggest that Sheffield United views Tom Davies as a preferable option over Lewis O’Brien. While O’Brien has been a target for some time, Forest is not inclined to loan him to a rival and has set a price of around £10 million for a permanent transfer. Consequently, Heckingbottom and his team have turned their attention to Davies. Notably, there is no compensation owed to Everton in this deal.
Despite the team’s focus on signing young players with potential this summer, Heckingbottom aims to deviate from that approach in the final weeks of the transfer window by introducing more experienced players. But, they still have two domestic loans to use and they will target the likes of Cameron Archer, James McAtee, Tommy Doyle and Carney Chukwuemeka.