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Sheffield United, Hull City ‘in race for young Scot’

Sheffield United are in the running alongside Hull City and Beerschot Wilrijk for Hamilton Academical youngster Lewis Latona.

Sheffield United they seem to have joined the race for Hamilton Academical young man Lewis Latona before the summer transfer window.

The 17-year-old has been brought through the academy system into the first team as a thought this season as he looks for his big break in senior football.

Latona has made a few appearances off the bench for Hamilton this term and even managed an 11-minute cameo during the 3-1 win at Annan Athletic on 6 April.

Despite being in the early years of his senior career, the midfielder has already won silverware by lifting the Scottish Challenge Cup in 2022-23.

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Hamilton will host Alloa Athletic in the second leg of their play-off tie as they look to gain promotion to the Scottish Championship.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder reacts December 6, 2023© Reuters

Sheffield United keen on Hamilton’s Latona?

In accordance with Daily recordingA new club has joined the race for Hamilton’s services, Latona, ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

The report claims Premier League strugglers Sheffield United are keen on a move for the 17-year-old, who could leave his current club before the start of next season.

Following a difficult campaign under a mixture of Paul Heckingbottom and Chris WilderThe Blades know they will be plying their trade in the Championship in the coming period.

United are currently bottom of the Premier League standings, 13 points behind 17th-placed Nottingham Forest with just two games remaining.

Along with the Blades, the second-tier Belgian outfit are also believed to be Beerschot Wilrijk interested in Latona before the summer window.

Hull City's Fabio Carvalho celebrates scoring his first goal with team mates on 19 January 2024© Reuters

City of Hull “to rival Sheffield United for Latona”

As well as on the continent, Sheffield United are also set to face competition from Championship side Hull for the services of midfielder Latona.

Chief Hamilton John Rankin confirmed the 17-year-old recently spent a trial period with the Tigers as he assesses a possible move to England.

There is a lot of attention on Hull at the moment following the club’s decision to split Liam Rosenior before the new season.

The 39-year-old guided the Tigers to seventh in the Championship in 2023-24, missing out on a play-off place with Norwich City by just three points.

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