It’s being reported this morning that Hull City are on the verge of announcing the capture of Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long.
Sky Sports have reported today that the 24-year-old stopper was in Humberside on Monday for a medical after a fee had been agreed between both clubs, and on the presumption that there’s no issue with that medical, the expectation is that personal terms will be quickly agreed and an announcement could even come later this afternoon/evening.
Long spent the 2017/18 campaign out on loan with AFC Wimbledon in League One and he made 49 appearances in total for the side. Having come through our Academy ranks, he has spent time out on loan previously with Oxford United and Motherwell and should he depart this summer, he leaves with 199 starting appearances with an additional showing from the bench. His early years with Sheffield United do actually mean compared to many goalkeepers of his age, he actually has an abundance of experience and games under his belt which should only serve him well moving forward in his career.
His United stats alone show 122 matches with that solitary substitute showing.
We did, however, make him available for transfer this summer and the Under 20 goalkeeper will look for fresh surroundings to get himself back on track given a more recent lack of game time.