Blades may sell Jagielka

08 December 2006 02:01
Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe has admitted that if he received a massive bid for highly-rated midfielder Phil Jagielka, he would be willing to sell the 24-year-old. Jagielka has spent his entire career at Bramall Lane and made more than 250 appearances for the Blades. He has been one of the stars of Neil Warnock's side this term and helped to lift them out of the relegation zone, but other clubs are now reported to be interested in the Manchester-born star. "It would have to be a very high price," McCabe told Sky Sports News. "Phil is one of our key players, we recognise that, and Sheffield United is not a selling club per se but, if the price was high enough, we'd have to think about it. "But I think my eyes would have to water first." McCabe has been pleased with United's recent revival, adding: "Neil has got the shape of the squad about right now. "It's taken time and the players are no longer in awe of the next team they play, which I think was the case for the first half-a-dozen games. "The squad is likely to change in January with outgoings and incomings, but the spirit is great and I'm optimistic."

Source: ESA