Following on from the arrival of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a season-long loan spell, Sheffield United have this evening also confirmed the departure of youngster Louis Reed.
The 20-year-old midfielder has today completed a permanent transfer out to League One side Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.
Having come through the youth ranks at Bramall Lane, he departs having made 33 starting appearances for us, with a further 26 showings from the bench. He made his debut for us back in the 2013/14 campaign as a late substitute in our League One clash with Rotherham United in April and went on to make a further 32 appearances the following campaign.
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) June 18, 2018
He also departs having written himself into history as our youngest ever representative in league football aged only 16 years and 257 days when he entered the pitch.
Last season he found himself loaned out to Chesterfield for greater first team action and he made 45 starting appearances for them across the campaign, with a further two showings from the bench. Those matches saw him contribute four goals in the league.
As United announced his transfer, it did confirm that we have a future sell-on clause written into the deal so he will benefit us later financially if he continues to develop as expected, but obviously, at this stage, he needs regular game time.
Blades fans wish him nothing but the best for his future as he moves on to get his career really up and running now.
— peter haigh (@1bladesman) June 18, 2018
Good luck reedy! Great little player, just not had the chance with us! If anyone can make a player out of him it will be posh!
— Dane (@daneshaw8) June 18, 2018
Very good player, didnt quite make it at the lane but had some good spells in the first team in L1. Good signing for the posh
— Jordan Bradley (@jbsufcx) June 18, 2018
You've got yourself a quality player there posh
— Karl Roberts (@i3lade4life) June 18, 2018
Brilliant signing for u guys all the best Louis
— mitchell howson (@ItzHowson) June 18, 2018
Good luck @louissreed always a blade utb
— Mark riley (@markriley0802) June 18, 2018
Very good move for him
— Dane Dunne (@DDunne91) June 18, 2018
Posh move for the lad
— Henry⚔️ (@henryw__) June 18, 2018