Leeds United linked with shock transfer for John Egan 3 weeks ago

Leeds United linked with shock transfer for John Egan

Leeds are said to be looking at a late move for Egan.

Leeds United are interested in signing John Egan before the transfer deadline on Thursday night, according to reports.

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Leeds are currently without several defenders due to injury and are searching for reinforcements.

Egan is a key player for Sheffield United and has helped the Blades reach the top of the Championship after seven games of the season.

Leeds plot late move for John Egan.

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According to The Daily Express, Leeds expect to make more signings before the deadline and are said to be exploring a move for Egan.

The Republic of Ireland defender, 29, joined Sheffield United in 2018 and has made 173 appearances for the Yorkshire side.

Egan helped the Blades earn promotion to the Premier League in 2019 and retain their place in the division the following season.

Sheffield United were relegated in 2021 but have started the current season in good form and are currently top of the Championship.

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Whether they would be prepared to lose Egan at this stage of the season, remains to be seen. SportsJOE has reached out to Egan for an update on the links.

The Ireland defender is under contract at Bramall Lane until the end of next season. At international level, Egan is a key player under Stephen Kenny.

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"In my opinion, John Egan could play in the Champions League, I think he should be playing in the Champions League," Kenny said about the defender last year.

Egan has earned 26 caps for Ireland.

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