Sheffield United have “reluctantly accepted” a bid from Hull City for their star defender Harry Maguire.


Maguire has proven himself to be one of the Football League’s finest defenders and although manager Nigel Clough has always reiterated his desire to keep the 21 year old, it now seems increasingly likely that a move away from Bramall Lane is imminent.



Sheffield United managing director Mel Branigan said:

“They increased their offer and we’ve reluctantly accepted. Sheffield United are not under pressure to sell our players but on this occasion it was deemed the best for all parties.”

“We move on with the aim of assisting Nigel Clough to strengthen his squad.”

With Maguire and fellow central-defender Neil Collins having formed a strong partnership in recent years, The Blades will almost certainly have to sign another player in the said position if they are to mount a promotion challenge this campaign.

Maguire will now be given the opportunity to talk to Hull with a permanent move in mind.

Sheffield United are yet to confirm how much the deal is worth but it is believed to be in the region of £4m.

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