Manchester United and Leeds join the race for Sheffield United centre-back Kyron Gordon

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Manchester United and Leeds join Liverpool and Everton in the race for Sheffield United’s highly-rated 18-year-old defender Kyron Gordon

  • Man United and Leeds have joined the race for Sheffield United’s Kyron Gordon 
  • The 18-year old centre back has been in and around United’s first team squad 
  • Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool have also taken note of Gordon

Manchester United and Leeds have joined the growing band of clubs to monitor Sheffield United prospect Kyron Gordon.

The 18-year old centre back has been in and around United’s first team squad this season after impressing playing for the Bramall Lane club’s U23s and working with the first team in training.

Previous boss Chris Wilder and Paul Heckingbottom have both been pleased with Gordon’s development and attitude as the teenager pushes for his breakthrough with another year left on his contract.

Man United and Leeds are interested in Sheffield United’s young centre back Kyron Gordon

Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool have also taken note of Gordon’s progress this season but now Manchester United and Leeds have watched the young defender as they consider potential new recruits.

Though they face relegation to the Championship, Sheffield United have a number of highly promising young players on the fringes of their first team with Gordon one of those most highly rated.

All four of the Premier League admirers are constantly assessing talented prospects such as Gordon with the aim to add depth to their youth ranks and may consider a move in the summer amid an expected re-shaping of the Blades.

Oostende coach Alexander Blessin is among the front runners to succeed Chris Wilder as manager and he has a reputation for working well with young players and on a limited budget.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might make a move for Gordon after United scouts watched him recently

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might make a move for Gordon after United scouts watched him recently

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