Paddy Kenny: Sheffield United must offload Bryan amid 'tricky' transfer reveal

Kean Bryan may want to stay at Sheffield United but the club can afford to lose him. 

That is according to ex-Blades goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that Swansea, Fulham and Burnley are plotting moves to sign the 24-year-old defender.

Speaking in February, Bryan told The Star: “I’m just enjoying my football at the moment and trying to give my best to the team. Of course, I’d like to stay.”

The centre-back – who has featured 12 times for United across all competitions this season – sees his current deal expire in the summer.

Kenny is optimistic about the situation, claiming that United will find a replacement at the same level as Bryan if he is to leave Bramall Lane.

“It depends on what route they want to go down,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“It wasn’t so long ago he was on loan at Bolton and struggling to get in their team. He has done alright but we’ve still been getting beat.”

“If he stays, I’m sure he’d do okay in the Championship. If he goes, I’m sure they’d replace him with someone just as good. That might be the better option. 

“But you do get late bloomers in his position. It’s tricky.”

Bryan graduated from Man City’s academy in 2014, joining the Blades on a free transfer four years later.

He made his United debut in January 2019 and spent the second half of the 2019-20 campaign on loan with Bolton in League One.

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