Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Max Kilman has reportedly emerged as target for Sheffield United.

According to the Birmingham Mail, the Blades have sounded out the 24-year-old as a possible addition this summer.

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It’s claimed he’s actually a target for a number of Championship clubs, and that Wolves would be reluctant to let him leave.

Kilman supposedly wanted to leave Molineux to head out on loan last summer.

But he was persuaded to stay and fight for his place by technical director Scott Sellars.

In the end, Kilman made 20 appearances in 2020/21.

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Arguably, he was the best-performing defender for Wolves last season.

 

He did not play every game, but when he was called upon he was often steady where others looked shaky.

The ex-Maidenhead United man didn’t play a single minute between mid-February and mid-April, something some people couldn’t really understand.

Kilman should be kept

Kilman should be kept this summer, especially if there is to be no other centre-back recruits after Yerson Mosquera.

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He’s a great player and should certainly be ahead of Romain Saiss in the pecking order.

Kilman put in some absolutely colossal displays in 2020/21. Conor Coady called him ‘outstanding’ after his first outing against Fulham, and also said he is ‘a brilliant professional’.

He may well agitate for an exit, but perhaps it would be in his best interests to stay at least until January to see how things pan out under Bruno Lage, who might fancy him more than Nuno Espirito Santo.

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