The Blades monitoring Ireland’s teenage sensation

Sheffield United is reportedly interested in 17-year-old right-back Sam Curtis, per Teamtalk. The defensive talent is highly regarded in Irish football.

Despite facing tough competition, the Blades could leverage their focus on developing young players, offering a pathway to first-team football, and the advantage of Brexit rules for Curtis’s potential move to England.

With key players’ contracts ending, Curtis might find an appealing opportunity with the Blades, who prioritise nurturing emerging talents. If United pursues their interest, they aim to position themselves as the ideal development club for Curtis, emphasising their established pathway to first-team football under manager Paul Heckingbottom.

Curtis, playing in a potential priority position for the Blades in the long term, could fill the gap left by out-of-contract stars George Baldock and Jayden Bogle.

The St Patrick’s Athletic right-back has featured 34 times in the Irish Premier Division in 2023, helping them to keep 10 clean sheets in addition to scoring three times and registering an assist. He has been named in the league’s team of the week on five occasions.

Sam Curtis has a long list of English clubs watching him; the likes of Everton, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Tottenham, Sheffield United, Hull City and Middlesbrough will have attempt to jostle for his signature against Manchester City and Manchester United.

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