Luke Freeman has insisted that he is completely unaware of any interest in him from Leeds United.
The Sheffield United midfielder has struggled to get regular starts this season. That lack of game time has led to some questions about his immediate future at Bramall Lane.
Leeds United have been credited with an interest in signing him on loan. However, speaking after the Blades beat AFC Fylde in the FA Cup, Freeman said he was happy where he was for now.
“It’s news to me completely,” Freeman said (Sheffield Star).
“I’m enjoying my time at United, I’m enjoying the Premier League. So all I can do is keep working hard, and long may it continue. I just want to keep my head down and see where it takes me.”
Freeman signed for the Blades in the summer in what was a then club-record deal. Of course, United would smash that record again in the summer on three more occasions.
The form of John Fleck has kept Freeman out of the picture in the main. However, the midfielder played well against Fylde at the weekend and will be hoping Chris Wilder took note.
Good news for the Blades and Chris Wilder
Speculation is always going to be rife in January. Furthermore, with players not playing regularly, it makes them easy targets for Championship clubs looking to strengthen their ranks.
But Freeman’s stance is exactly what Chris Wilder will have wanted to hear. Yes, he hasn’t played too much but he’s still been involved more than most squad players.
Freeman has a vital role to play at Bramall Lane this season. He’s stepped in admirably for John Fleck earlier in the season and he’s only a first XI injury away from being a first-team regular.
It’s good to see that Sheffield United’s squad players, then, are keeping their spirits up and recognising it’s a team effort.