Sheffield United could ask Manchester City to extend the loan agreement which delivered Harry Bunn to Bramall Lane after David Weir praised the youngster’s attitude, writes James Shield.
Despite acknowledging he remains intent on bolstering the League One club’s attacking options during the emergency loan window, Weir’s admiration for the way Bunn has approached his work since arriving in South Yorkshire has prompted staff to explore the possibility of prolonging the centre-forward’s stay.
“Harry is honest, diligent and very committed,” Weir said. “He’s got an excellent attitude and good attributes.
“Different to the ones we have already got.
“He’s strong and powerful and although we are still talking about potential rather than the finished article, it’s good to have him here.
“Whether or not it (renewing the loan) is something we do is a subject for another time. But of course it’s something we would consider if the opportunity arose.”
Bunn, who recently returned from a serious knee injury, was encouraged to join United by members of Manuel Pellegrini’s coaching department at Eastlands.
Under the terms of the arrangement, which is understood to have a negligible impact upon Weir’s budget, the 19-year-old is effectively on an open-ended contract despite being scheduled to rejoin City at the end of the month.
Bunn scored for Preston North End, who visit United this weekend, during a previous loan spell at Deepdale. He also represented Rochdale and Oldham Athletic before damaging knee ligaments following a temporary switch to Crewe Alexandra.