Sheffield United are thought to be keeping tabs on Andrew Omobamidele’s situation at Norwich City this summer as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
As The Star revealed recently, United have made contact with the Championship club about a potential transfer deal for one of their players this summer.
Omobamidele’s fellow defenders Dimitris Giannoulis and Max Aarons face uncertain futures in Norfolk but it’s understood that a watching brief has also been kept on Omobamidele, a teammate at international level of Blades defender John Egan.
Speculation over Omobamidele’s future has only intensified after the Canaries confirmed the signing of another Irish international centre-half in Shane Duffy from Brighton, with Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber expecting Omobamidele to move on this summer.
However, the valuation Norwich are expected to place on the classy centre-half’s head could prove a big stumbling block to any potential move. Webber claimed that City turned down £20m for the 20-year-old in the January transfer window and anticipated more interest this summer, after his side’s 13th-placed finish in the Championship.
“That’s what we think of Andrew and the level of club that is talking to us about him,” Webber added. “So I think there is a big possibility he could go in this window, if I’m honest.