Sheffield United: Goalkeeper George Long is set to join Championship rivals Hull City after holding talks with Nigel Adkins' side

Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long is poised to join Hull City later today after undergoing a medical at the KCOM Stadium.

Monday, 16th July 2018, 10:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 8:53 am
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Long, aged 24, travelled to East Yorkshire yesterday after being granted permission to hold talks with Nigel Adkins' side. Barring any unforeseen complications, he could be unveiled before United's friendly against Bradford City tonight.

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Long, who spent last season on loan at AFC Wimbledon, has made 123 appearances for Chris Wilder's side sinc making his senior debut seven years ago. But he was made available for transfer earlier this summer and, after rejecting a return to South-West London, emerged as a target for Wilder's predecessor Nigel Adkins.

A member of the United squad which gained promotion from League One in 2017, he also represented Oxford United and Motherwell on loan after progressing through the Steelphalt Academy.

Wilder, who has recruited Manchester United's Dean Henderson to complete for a place with Simon Moore and Jake Eastwood, granted Long permission to miss last week's training camp in Portugal in order to secure a move away from United. With United choosing to trigger a clause extending his contract until the end of next season, they are likely to have demanded a fee from City although the exact sum Adkins' team have agreeed to pay to acquire Long's services is expected to remain undisclosed.