Nottingham Forest are set to be disappointed in their pursuit of Sheffield United midfielder, Luke Freeman.
The former QPR man has been heavily linked with a move to the City Ground in recent days. The move was further fuelled with the news the Blades are set to land Sander Berge. That deal, surely, would push Freeman further down the pecking order.
However, according to respected journalist, Alan Nixon, United are intent on keeping hold of Freeman, meaning he won’t be going anywhere just yet.
The Blades have a number of players who can leave. Callum Robinson has already moved to West Brom on loan, while Kean Bryan is expected to move away today. Freeman, then, was another name expected to be on the move.
Furthermore, Chris Wilder admitted in his press conference earlier he still wants Freeman in his squad. That would suggest he is intent on keeping his midfielder.
Freeman has made only three Premier League starts this term but did play most of the game against Millwall last weekend.
Touch and go
This one has been on the go all January it seems. But Wilder seems pretty intent with his comments and wants to keep a good strong squad together.
The addition of Berge is, of course, likely to push Freeman down the list a bit. However, he remains a player who can conjure up a bit of magic and is one of few players in the squad who can occupy the number ten role.
Wilder’s change of shape in midfielder has not helped Freeman either. But he’s only been here six months, so moving him on now would make little sense in all honesty.
Hopefully, he stays put and continues to play a part between now and the end of the season for the Blades and their manager.