Vital Football

Latest Sheffield United News

Long's Wimbledon Loan - Defender Bids Turned Down

Long's Wimbledon Loan - Defender Bids Turned Down

Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long, stranded on 123 appearances and not featuring since November, will spend the upcoming season on loan at League One side AFC Wimbledon.

United announced a season-long deal on Tuesday, Chris Wilder deciding a spell away from Bramall Lane will be in the best interests of all concerned as Long, 23, looks to get the first team football he couldn't offer him.

Wilder told the Official Website: 'George's attitude last season was first-class, but we understand his need to play first-team football. He goes to an excellent club with an excellent manager, hopefully this loan will prove to be beneficial to all parties and George returns an even better goalkeeper.'

Long was limited to a handful of first team appearances last season and found himself behind Wilder's number one, Simon Moore.

Meanwhile, United's bid to bring in further players this summer has seen two bids for Blackburn defender Darragh Lenihan turned down, according to Sky Sports.

It is claimed an offer of £400,000 was increased to £500,000 plus add-ons but Blackburn want to keep the defender, who apparently wants to remain in the Championship, so have turned down these offers.

Wilder, who could also look to bring in free agent Mike Williamson following his release by Wolves, retains an interest in Lenihan, 23, and is 'expected to make another offer.'

Join The Vital Debate

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday July 5 2017
Time: 5:49PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield United Articles

New Deals For Sheffield United Quartet

Sheffield United have confirmed new deals for Billy Sharp, Paul Coutts, Chris Basham and Kieron Freeman.

Wilson Heads To Walsall

Sheffield United confirmed yesterday that defender James Wilson will spend 2017/18 out on loan with Walsall.

September TV Selections Made - Soon To Be Announced

Sky Sports selected their TV picks for the month of September last week and fans will know which games have effected on Wednesday.

Barnsley Gets Early Kick Off

The Bramall Lane hosting of Barnsley in the first Yorkshire derby of 2017/18 has been given an earlier kick off following Police advice.

Archived Vital Blades Articles

Vital Blades articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blades
Write For Vital Blades
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chesterfield MotM
Suggested By:
O Connell1%
L Clarke0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sheffield United Results (view all)

Sheffield United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

1.Mr Muff1
Write for Vital Football