Date: 31st July 2020 at 11:00am
Written by: Adam Conway

Breaking news, a Sheffield United goalkeeper has signed a loan deal.

Unfortunately, it’s not Dean Henderson coming back for another year. Sorry to disappoint you.

The club announced yesterday that Jake Eastwood is signing for Scottish club Kilmarnock on a short-term loan until January. The 23-year-old stopper has only played three games so far for the Blades, and didn’t get much experience during his other two loan spells away from the club at Chesterfield and Scunthorpe United, racking up just 20 appearances combined at the two clubs.

Let’s just hope that he manages to get a lot more exposure and experience during this one.

I have spoken before about Eastwood’s future and how we really should be looking to sell him rather than loan him out, at least this offers on opportunity for him to showcase himself and hopefully earn a move to get us some money in the future.

With the club seemingly making the goalkeeper position one of their priorities this season, with the likes of Uğurcan Cakir and Aaron Ramsdale likely vying for the number one spot, with Wes Foderingham also providing completion, the chances of Eastwood making the first-team were always going to be pretty slim.

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Now it looks as if we are just delaying the inevitable when it comes to his time with us, and my only hope is that we can at least get something back on the investment rather than losing him for free whenever the time comes to let him leave.

What about you? What do you make of this news regarding Eastwood?

 
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