Sheffield United boss warns Nottingham Forest over possible Max Lowe bid amid future revelation

After his successful loan spell at Nottingham Forest last season, the future of Max Lowe has threatened to develop into one of the sagas of Sheffield United’s summer so far.

Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 5:31 pm

The former Derby County man spent time at the City Ground in the last campaign as Steve Cooper’s men won promotion via the play-offs, sparking speculation that Forest will try to bring him back this summer.

Forest had a bid rejected in January, with it falling below the Blades’ valuation – which is understood to have increased since he helped Forest into the top flight.

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Lowe is scheduled to report back to United for pre-season training next week, and boss Paul Heckingbottom revealed today that there have been no further bids for the left-back – who, in reminding several times that Lowe is “our player”, he appears in no rush to lose.

“He’s in next week. That’s it,” Heckingbottom said.

“He did well at Forest, but there’s been no offers. There’s interest, because he did great for them. But he’s our player.

“He did well in this league and it’s more important to get players in before we let them out.”

Nottingham Forest target Max Lowe in action for Sheffield United: Andrew Yates/Sportimage

Asked if United will look to improve Lowe’s contract, which has at least two years left to run, Heckingbottom said: “There’s no need. There’s no rush.

“He’s still got a few years left. He’s been at a team that’s been promoted, which is fantastic for him but also for us because he’s our player.

“The dialogue was always about him getting back in our team and being our player.”

Lowe played 23 times last season for Forest, who beat United in the play-off semi-finals, making his last appearance in the final at Wembley as Cooper’s men beat Huddersfield Town 1-0.