The Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah has dropped a promising claim on the future of Daniel Jebbison.
In recent comments made on the Sheff United Way podcast (as cited by The Star), the Blades owner confirmed that the Championship side received a deadline day bid from Everton for the 18-year-old centre-forward, however, that he and his side rejected the Toffees’ advances as they believe the England U19 international is the future of the club.
In his comments, Prince Abdullah said: “We were in desperate need to sell some players to cover the deficit [of relegation last season] but we held on to our best players. We got an offer from Everton for Jebbison but refused to sell him because we think he will be the future of the club.”
While Sheffield United fans have seen their club get off to a disastrous start in their 2021/22 Championship campaign, having picked up just two points over their opening five fixtures of the season, the Owner’s recent comments are likely to come as some much needed good news for the Bramall Lane faithful, who will undoubtedly be buzzing with the fact that the Blades seem reluctant to cash in on Jebbison.
Indeed, the permanent departure of the player Micah Richards dubbed a “fantastic” talent appeared a very real worry for United as the transfer window was drawing to a close, with Everton, Leeds United, Aston Villa and Brentford all reported to be keen on a move for the £900k-rated youngster, who eventually moved to Burton Albion on a season-long loan deal.
Furthermore, with it being widely reported that Jokanovic was prepared to listen to offers for the likes of Rhian Brewster and Oliver Burke in order to raise funds for targets of his own, with bids only appearing to have arrived for Jebbison, the temptation to sanction the forward’s sale must have been very real for the Serbian manager.
However, following Prince Abdullah’s latest remarks, it would appear clear that the teenager is an indispensable part of the Blades squad, something that will be music to the ears of fans.