Sheffield United could finally part company with goalkeeper Jake Eastwood this summer, with SPFL side Ross County showing an interest in him.
Eastwood, who is now 25, has been on the books at Bramall Lane since his youth days. However, he has never once made it to being in contention as the number one choice and has just a handful of appearances to his name.
And after a plethora of loan moves away, respected journalist Alan Nixon has now reported that Ross County could offer Eastwood a route out of United for good. Nixon reports how County want a new number one at the club and they want the new man signed fast. With that, Eastwood could be their man.
Ross County’s manager is former Norwich City man, Malky Mackay. The Scot has strong links to the English game from his time as a player and will have been well-informed when it comes to Eastwood.
The 25-year-old is currently third choice at Bramall Lane behind Wes Foderingham and Adam Davies. A number of youngster, such as Jordan Amissah and Marcus Dewhurst are also rated highly at Shirecliffe.
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Our View: Time For Jake Eastwood To Go And Make A Name For Himself
Eastwood is clearly a good professional. Paul Heckingbottom kept him around last season for good reason and you don’t ever hear anything about the stopper, which is always a good sign.
But at 25, the time has come for him to move on and cement himself somewhere. A move to the SPFL isn’t to be sniffed at, especially if Eastwood would be Ross County’s number one stopper.
If this deal is there to be done and Eastwood wants it, then United should just let it go without a hitch. He’s served his time well at United, and deserves the chance to go and shine elsewhere now.