Sheffield United midfielder, Regan Slater, is set to complete a move away from Bramall Lane before this weekend, with Hull City set to finally land the young central midfield star.

Slater has struggled to ever get going at Sheffield United despite a few sporadic appearances. However, he was superb for Hull as they won promotion from League One, and Grant McCann has made no secret of his desire to sign Slater permanently.

And now, it looks like Slater to Hull is happening. The Hull Daily Mail claim the Tigers’ new ownership have sanctioned a deal for Slater to complete a move from Bramall Lane. It will bring an end to his stay at United, having emerged through the academy as a teenager.

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Slater found himself on the bench this week as United drew 2-2 with Preston North End. But a number of big players were missing, and Slater is likely to be out of the 18 for this weekend. Likewise, Zak Brunt is also highly-rated at Bramall Lane and is out on loan with Notts County.

The Blades face Luton Town at home on Saturday. Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed there are no new fresh injuries in the squad, although Ben Davies is set to miss out through Covid again.

Our View: A Move Is Right For Regan Slater And Sheffield United

This has been coming a while and for all parties, it’s probably the right thing. Slater needs to be playing games and he enjoyed a good spell with Hull.

He has done well at United. Timing was probably what cost him, in fairness. The Blades were promoted when he was catching Chris Wilder’s eye, with other players coming into the fold and playing well at the same time.

Ultimately, this is just a case of a young player needing a move. We see it a lot in football and with a bit of luck, Slater can kick on with Hull and make a good career for himself. United lined up against Ben Whiteman against Preston in midweek and that could well be the path Slater follows.

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