United sweat as Slew delays decision

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SHEFFIELD United are still waiting to discover whether Jordan Slew, one of the stars of last season’s FA Youth Cup final squad, is prepared to commit himself to Bramall Lane next season.

The teenage striker has yet to sign the new contract he agreed earlier this year, prompting fears that he is looking to quit the South Yorkshire club following their relegation to League One.

Danny Wilson, who replaced Micky Adams at the helm soon after the former Leicester City and Brighton manager failed to preserve United’s Championship status, yesterday confirmed he held a fresh round of talks with Slew and his representative last week.

Although Wilson told The Star he remains “hopeful” that the youngster will heed academy coach John Pemberton’s advice and put footballing interests ahead of financial gain, he conceded “it is by no means 100 per cent” that Slew is prepared to formally complete his new deal.

Fulham recently had a £500,000 offer rejected by United’s board but have not been in contact since.