Sheffield United midfielder, Luke Freeman, is in-demand this summer, with a number of Championship clubs, including Bournemouth and Stoke, keen.
Freeman has returned to Bramall Lane from a spell with Nottingham Forest last season. Is what a spell that yielded little success, in truth. He made just the 16 starts for the Reds, and suffered both injury and fitness issues.
However, he is now back in Sheffield and like the rest of the squad, eager to impress Slavisa Jokanovic.
But United must make a decision on Freeman quickly. And it seems that Championship clubs are already lining up to take him. That’s according to Darren Witcoop of The Sunday Mirror, anyway.
Freeman was one of the first signings Chris Wilder made when United were promoted to the Premier League. He cost the club around £4m at the time, but never really kicked on. This, despite Wilder proclaiming at the time that Freeman was ‘one of the best in the Championship’.
A lot of Sheffield United fans would say that there might be a place for Luke Freeman in this team. Especially if we revert to using a number ten.
However, a lot will depend on Freeman himself. Whether he wants to stay put, or a move appeals. It will also depend on fitness and attitude. As we mentioned in our View From Forest last season, onlookers at the City Ground weren’t exactly impressed.
But, there is a chance for Freeman here. A fresh start, a new manager, and new ideas. Further, John Lundstram has gone, and Sander Berge is likely to follow.
If ever there was a chance for Freeman to shine, then it’s now. A few good weeks in the summer can make a world of difference. Certainly, it will be interesting to see.