Exclusive: North-west high flyers agree to sign Sheffield United 25-yr-old

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan has agreed a deal to rejoin Blackpool, Football Insider understands.

The centre-back is out of favour at Bramall Lane and has been on the transfer list since earlier in the summer.

A United source has told Football Insider that Heneghan, 25, has been in advanced talks to head back to Blackpool on a season-long loan and the terms have now been settled.

An announcement is imminent over a deal that will come as a major boost to Blackpool boss Simon Grayson as he looks to build on their impressive start to the League One campaign.

The north-west club are top of the table in the English third tier after taking 10 points from their first four matches of the season.

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Heneghan spent last season on loan at Blackpool and made a big impression during his 41 league starts among 49 appearances in all competitions.

He has been restricted to a bit-part player at Sheffield United since joining the club from Motherwell in 2017.

In total, Heneghan has made just a single appearance for Chris WIlder’s side in two years.

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