There is continued speculation over what the future holds for Regan Slater at Sheffield United, with Charlton, Preston and Hull City all said to be keen.
The midfielder helped Hull to promotion back to the Championship last term. Slater, 21, appeared 34 times across all competitions, netting just the single goal along the way.
Hull, though, are thought to be keen on signing him on a permanent deal in the summer. And the Hull Daily Mail have reported that Slater is indeed keen on making the switch to the Tigers.
However, as we’ve spoken about previously on here, Slater’s immediate future could lie in the hands of new Blades boss, Slavisa Jokanovic.
Jokanovic is thought to be keen on assessing the whole squad in the summer. That includes Slater.
In terms of Slater’s chances of getting in the first-team, you’d have to say they’re better than before. John Lundstram has left, and Sander Berge is expected to depart if United’s £35m valuation is met.
Slater had been part of Chris Wilder’s pre-season camps over the last few seasons. But he was always seen as longer term project.
Interestingly, despite Hull’s interest, Charlton have also joined the race for Slater. The London outfit could look to sign the youngster, with former Blades boss Nigel Adkins currently in charge at The Valley.
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You never know in football. But it would appear Slater needs to make a big impression on Jokanovic to get a chance here. He seems to have just fallen short in recent years, whether that’s his fault or a lack of opportunity.
He also seems to have his heart set on Hull, if reports are correct. That could affect his performances in pre-season, especially if he feels a move to the Tigers is best for his career.
Other players, too, like Zak Brunt and Andre Brooks are coming through, while Frankie Maguire has also been in the squad. For Regan Slater, Charlton or Hull might be the best option for him.