Sheffield United plotting move for versatile League One defender

Sheffield United are plotting a move for Ipswich Town defender Luke Woolfenden as reported by the Sun via twtd.co.uk.

The centre-half is a product of the Tractors Boys academy, and he’s currently contracted to the club until 2022 with the option of another year.

The twenty-one-year-old is beginning to make his mark at Portman Road this season after spending a successful year on loan in League Two with Swindon Town. He’s made twenty-five outings so far and been an impressive member of squad staking a serious claim for an immediate return to the Championship.

 

Woolfenden can also play at full-back, and it is thought he fits the profile of an overlapping central defender important to the Blades system which has proved to be so successful in the Premier League this season.

Reports suggest the Blades are will to pay up to £3 million for the player and are currently preparing a bid.


Our View

Ipswich fans will feel £3 million is a touch on the light side for a young player with potentially another three years on his contract.

Woolfenden has been an important player in an Ipswich defence that’s only conceded twenty-three league goals this season.

Not only can he play at right-back but he is also adaptable enough to play in a back three or four.

Ipswich haven’t ruled out any departures in January, but if Woolfenden goes, it is fair to say their fans will not be happy.

However, he fits Chris Wilders requirements perfectly, and we expect this rumour to have legs.

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