Shot stopper George Long could be set for a change of scenery following reports of interest from huge championship clubs Hull City and Ipswich Town.

Born and raised in Sheffield, Long has gone through all the ranks at his hometown club, making his first team debut at the ripe age of 17,  where he became the clubs youngest goalkeeper to start a match. He has also represented England at under 18 level, so has always been tipped for greatness.

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However, since the arrival of Chris Wilder into the club, George Long has found getting game time a struggle, where he has spent last season on loan at AFC Wimbledon in League one. With Sheffield United having different options in net in the shape of Dean Henderson and Simon Moore, it is very unlikely that Long would experience much first-team football at Bramall Lane next season, leading to reports from the BBC of potential future teams for the Sheffield based player.

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Hull City have recently said farewell to goalkeeper Allan McGregor as he has moved back to Rangers, this could be a good opportunity for Long to establish himself as the number one goalkeeper at the KCOM stadium and to get first team championship football once again. Long also has history with working with Nigel Adkins, when they worked at Sheffield United together.

Ipswich Town are also showing interest in Long due to their current number one, Bartosz Bialkowski, who is also attracting interest from other championship sides. Therefore the gaffer Paul Hurst could see Mr Young as an ideal replacement for the tractor boys.


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