Sheffield United have allowed midfielder Regan Slater to join Hull City on a season-long loan deal, as the youngster looks to further his development.
Slater had featured in pre-season once again for the Blades but will know first-team chances are at a premium this season with a number of players ahead of him in the pecking order.
And according to a report from the Hull Daily Mail, Slater has already signed his deal with the Tigers, with the report showing apparent leaked footage of Slater in the Hull kit from their ifollow channel.
It seems, then, that Chris Wilder once again sees Slater’s future away from the club in the short-term. The 21-year-old has enjoyed productive spells with Carlisle and Scunthorpe previously but a move to League One should represent a nice challenge for Slater.
Born and bred in Sheffield, Slater can play in the middle of the park but can also fill in out wide and defensively if needed, something Hull will no doubt look to make use of this season.
Ideal move, Slater’s time might come soon
While we all love to see young, homegrown players emerging into the first-team, Slater’s chances at the moment are very slim when it comes to the first XI.
Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Osborn, Lundstram, are all ahead of him in the pecking order while Chris Wilder is still not quite finished in the transfer market either.
A move to League One is perfect and a win-win for United. If he does well, we either get a top young player back or a saleable asset. If it doesn’t work out, Slater can look elsewhere in January and kick on anyway.
We wish Slater all the best and hopefully, we see him in red and white in the not too distant future.