Sheffield United Want Daniel Lafferty on Permanent Deal
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has today confirmed that Sheffield United are in talks over a possible permanent move for Clarets’ left-back Danny Lafferty, who has helped the Blades climb to the top of League One since joining them on loan at the end of August.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is keen to keep the Northern Ireland international at Bramall Lane and Lafferty’s current contract at Burnley runs out at the end of the season.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche said, “Chris Wilder has had a conversation with me and I think they are going to speak to the player to firm up the situation, should it be one that could happen. We are quite open with that situation. I think Danny has enjoyed it there and he’s done well. Chris has confirmed that to me, so that’s an ongoing situation.”
Danny Lafferty has only been on the losing side once in 20 games for Sheffield United, whilst Dyche is happy to sanction a deal for Lafferty to leave Turf Moor he does not expect to lose any first team players during the January transfer window.
Speaking about the transfer situation Dyche said, “We are very strong at the moment financially, so there’s no pressure or threat from people looking at our players, unless we choose that to happen. But even then the focus would only be on the younger players to further their experience. We’re not looking beyond that.”
The Clarets have had a group of young players out on loan during the first half of the season, with Dan Agyei, Josh Ginnelly, Alex Whitmore and Ntumba Massanka all returning to the club this week.