Sheffield United signs for Stoke City goalkeeper Adam Davies
Sheffield United are set to sign Stoke City goalkeeper Adam Davies as he backs up with manager Paul Heckingbottom to fill the void left by Robin Olsen at Aston Villa
- Adam Davies is currently undergoing medical check-up for Sheffield United move
- The 29-year-old has worked with manager Paul Heckingbottom at Barnsley
- Experienced shot stopper Davies will cover for Wes Foderingham
- Aston Villa has moved to take over Robin Olsen’s Blades loan deal from Roma
Sheffield United sign Stoke City goalkeeper Adam Davies on a permanent deal worth around £250,000.
The 29-year-old will undergo a medical on Monday before reconnecting with coach Paul Heckingbottom.
The two previously worked together at Barnsley, where Davies made more than 200 appearances.
Sheffield United are set to sign goalkeeper Adam Davies from championship rival Stoke City
Born in Germany but captained by Wales, Davies was targeted by Heckingbottom after Aston Villa moved to take over Robin Olsen’s loan from Roma.
They had initially negotiated a deal for Davies’ club-mate Frank Fielding, but Heckingbottom moved when he knew Davies was available, and Stoke was willing to sell.
Davies let Stoke know he wanted to go and saw Sheffield United’s win over Luton Town over the weekend.
Davies became a priority after Aston Villa took over the loan from Robin Olsen (pictured)
Davies, who also represented Sheffield Wednesday before moving to Oakwell, won promotion to neighbors United twice and also the EFL Trophy before moving to the bet365 Stadium.
He has made 250 senior appearances since moving through Everton’s youth system, including 15 this season.
Davies will now cover for Wes Foderingham, who is likely to remain number one for the Blades.
Heckingbottom is also looking to add a centre-back and is showing interest in Liverpool duo Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips, among others.