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Blades monitoring Holgate's situation at Southampton

| 19/01/2024 7comments  |  Jump to last

Sheffield United are reportedly interested in taking Mason Holgate on loan for the remainder of the season should his current spell at Southampton be terminated this month.

The defender's season-long loan at St Mary's hasn't worked out as he would have hoped and there have been suggestions that Saints boss Russell Martin feels it would be better if he went back to Everton rather than see out the remainder of the campaign.

Holgate had found himself surplus to requirements at Goodison Park having played only eight times for the Toffees last season but, despite his Premier League experience, he has made just six starts in all competitions for the Championship outfit and has failed to impress in those limited appearances.

According to the Sheffield Star, however, the Blades would be keen on using one of their loan slots to sign Holgate on a temporary basis, thereby giving the 27-year-old another shot at getting regular game time.

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Yahoo! Sport, meanwhile, say that Sheffield United had already got as far as negotiating with Everton over the loan but ended their interest when the Blues demanded a £250,000 loan fee.

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Gaute Lie
1 Posted 19/01/2024 at 23:48:23
I actually thought he was sold, not a loan. Another player lost anyway.

He was decent… then average minus… and now cannot get a game in the Championship. It's actually sad how players turn worse not caused by age or injuries...

Mike Gaynes
2 Posted 20/01/2024 at 06:50:10
Well THAT should send Blades rocketing up the table, eh?

Next they'll be signing Schneiderlin.

Sam Hoare
3 Posted 20/01/2024 at 11:36:17
Think I'd rather bring Holgate back as cover and maybe try and sell Godfrey while he still has some value.

Shame to think that Holgate at one time looked like he could emulate Stones as a player. Dunno if the issue was talent or attitude or both but shows how easy it is to let a promising career slide into mediocrity or worse.

Brian Williams
4 Posted 20/01/2024 at 11:48:58
Have Holgate back?

Has he not stunk the place out at Southampton, after basically doing much the same here before he went?

Sam Hoare
5 Posted 20/01/2024 at 12:53:51
Brian, yeah he's been poor at Southampton. I'm no fan of his.

It's more about doing sensible business as Godfrey has some sell-on value and Holgate doesn't. Quality wise, I don't really want to see either of them in the team.

Billy Fisher
6 Posted 21/01/2024 at 14:36:12
The only reason I would have Holgate back is for injury cover. There will be injuries to this small squad without a doubt. We've got no money and unlikely to get fresh legs in.

Even though his attitude is questionable, concentration level suspect, he can fill in at different positions including defensive midfield when we're desperate and fucked. We will at some point this season, be desperate and fucked.

I would also keep Godfrey but we probably need to sell if there's a buyer cos we're that much in the shit financially.

Sam Hoare
7 Posted 24/01/2024 at 10:34:21
Rumours today that we might be selling/loaning Godfrey to Leeds. If so then I could imagine Holgate coming back as injury cover. Not ideal but beggars can't be choosers and Godfrey is on a higher wage than Holgate I believe.

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