As featured on NewsNow: Football news

REVEALED: Cash due for Liverpool defender Davies but no permanent Sheffield Utd option

Liverpool defender Ben Davies' loan move to Sheffield United doesn't include a permanent option, it has been revealed.

The defender made a shock move to Anfield earlier this year, leaving Championship side Preston North End to join up with the then English champions.

But he never made an outing for the Reds and six months down the line, he's heading back to the second tier.

Freshly-relegated United were in need centre-back cover having seen Phil Jagielka depart and Jack O'Connell continue to recover from injury. Davies could get a quickfire debut when Slavisa Jokanovic's side head to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night.

The Mirror says if the Blades' season goes to plan and they seal an immediate promotion, it could end with a windfall for Davies' parent club.

A £500,000 loan fee has been paid by United, and if they are promoted this term they will pay Jurgen Klopp's side another £500,000.

It is understood that Liverpool have not inserted an option for the Blades to purchase Davies into the agreement.

Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free