By Pete O’Rourke
Luke Freeman has agreed personal terms with Sheffield United as he finalises a transfer from Queens Park Rangers, Football Insider understands.
The playmaker, 27, underwent a Bramall Lane medical today after being granted permission by the Championship club to head to the Yorkshire club for talks.
A United source has told Football Insider that the transfer should be announced imminently after Freeman accepted the club’s offer of a three-year contract that includes the option of a fourth year.
Freeman is set to become the Blades’ first signing of the transfer window, with the deal worth more than the £3million fee reported elsewhere.
It represents a major profit for QPR, who signed the Arsenal academy product from Bristol City in January 2017 for a cut-price £350,000.
Freeman had the best season of his career last season, directly contributing to 17 goals – eight goals and nine assists – from his 48 appearances in all competitions.
The attacking midfielder did not play a single game for Arsenal’s first team but has made his name in the lower divisions at QPR, Bristol City and Stevenage, and is now heading back to the Premier League.
Rangers were resigned to losing a player who has also attracted interest from leading Championship clubs Leeds United and Middlesbrough over the last year.
In other Sheffield United news, it can be REVEALED that Portsmouth have opened talks to sign one of the club’s forwards.