Ex-Sheffield United defender Kieron Freeman aiming for Premier League return after deadline day move to Swansea
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Ex-Sheffield United defender Kieron Freeman aiming for Premier League return after deadline day move to Swansea

Former Sheffield United defender Kieron Freeman made a deadline day move to Swansea City.

The Blades themselves may have been quiet during the January transfer window, but some of their ex-players were on the move.

Freeman was released by United at the end of last season and went more than sixth months before finding a new club.

The 28-year-old then signed a short-term contract with Swindon Town at the beginning of January.

Freeman played just twice for the League One side before Championship promotion chasers Swansea swooped.


Wales Online reports that the right-back has joined the Swans until the end of this campaign. Jordan Garrick has gone in the opposite direction, joining Swindon on loan for the rest of 2020/21.

It’s believed Freeman will provide cover for Connor Roberts on the right side of defence at the Liberty Stadium.

Kieron Freeman and Swansea could swap places with the Blades

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It never really worked out for Freeman at Bramall Lane once the South Yorkshire team were in the Premier League.

Having largely shared the right wing-back role with George Baldock during the promotion campaign of 2018/19, the new Swansea signing lacked game time last term.

Freeman made just two league appearances, both post-lockdown and totalling six minutes. Baldock, meanwhile, started all 38 matches.

It was therefore no surprise when Freeman was released following the end of his contract.

However, he could be returning to the top flight sooner than expected. And possibly swapping places with his former side in the process.

Under head coach Steve Cooper, the Swans are currently second in the Championship and four points behind leaders Norwich City.

United are bottom of the Premier League with just eight points from 21 matches. They’re also 13 points from safety currently.

Of course, Freeman potentially returning to the division would also depend on him earning a new deal in the summer.

Yet after six years at Bramall Lane and 141 appearances for the Blades, it’s good to see the full-back rebuilding his career.

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