By Paddy Kenny

3rd Jul, 2021 | 8:00am

Paddy Kenny backs Bogle to 'shine' after £5m Sheffield United transfer report

Jayden Bogle can “shine” for Sheffield United in the Championship next season if George Baldock quits this summer.

That is according to ex-Blades goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 20-year-old United right-back.

Baldock was generally preferred to Bogle in the top-flight last season as he started 32 games to the youngster’s 12.

The Star reported yesterday (1st July) that Celtic are prepared to offer between £5million and £8m for the 28-year-old.

Bogle, a three-time England Under-21 international, featured 77 times for Derby in second-tier before joining the Blades last summer.

And Kenny insists that Baldock’s departure would give Bogle the platform to shine in the Championship in 2021-22.

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“I don’t see why he can’t cement himself in that right-back position next season,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“The Championship as a division is a different standard to the Premier League, at the end of the day.

“If Baldock does end up leaving then it will be a totally different place for him, definitely.

“He came from Derby when they were in the Championship and he did well there. He can really push on and maybe shine at a slightly lower level.”

Baldock has featured 139 times for the recently-relegated Blades since signing from MK Dons in 2017.

Kenny told Football Insider earlier today (2nd July) that he has all the right attributes to be a roaring success for Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.

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