Man United have joined arch-rivals Liverpool in pursuit of Sheffield United centre-back Kyron Gordon. The 18-year-old defender came through the youth ranks at Sheffield United and put pen to paper on his first professional deal with the club back in 2019.
Kyron has played four games for the Blades’ Under-18 side in the FA Youth Cup this term but is yet to make his first-team debut for the Yorkshire-based outfit.
However, Gordon has been training with the Blades first-team quite a bit this term and has managed to make a distinct impression on former manager Chris Wilder as well as interim boss Paul Heckingbottom. The English defender has been named on the bench for Sheffield United three times so far this term.
Red Devils, over the past year, have been aggressive in their pursuit of talented teenagers as the club looks to build stars from within the club. This has seen the Red Devils bring in a number of promising young talents in recent times while they continue to seek additions such as Thierry Small of Everton or Valencia’s Fabio Blanco who is also being pursued by Chelsea and Barcelona.
Now Kayron has emerged as one such target for the Norwegian manager & co. With the teenager’s deal readt to expire in a year, there is a chance that he may be allowed to leave while Sheffield United might opt to integrate him into the first-team completely as they prepare for a season in the EFL Championship next term.
Apart from Liverpool and Man United, Leeds United have also expressed an interest in the 18-year-old defender heading into the summer window.