According to Yorkshire Live, Preston are interested in signing Sheffield United midfielder Regan Slater this summer.
It’s claimed that North End have entered the race to sign Slater in the hope of beating Hull City to his signature.
That may be a tough battle; Slater spent this past season on loan at Hull and has indicated his interest in staying put.
Boss Grant McCann has spoken about Slater when discussing summer deals, with Hull clearly hoping to turn the move permanent.
It isn’t too late for Preston to get involved, but having been born in Yorkshire, a move to Hull may make the most sense for him.
Slater, 21, has come up through the Sheffield United ranks but he does not yet know his future with the Blades following their relegation from the Premier League.
Primarily a central midfielder, Slater has been hailed as ‘really energetic’ by McCann and could replace Jayson Molumby in Preston’s midfield rotation.
Given Slater’s age, there is real potential for him to become a star at Preston and ultimately earn North End profit in the future – the sort of signing we need to be making.
Beating Hull won’t be easy, but let’s see if Preston can swoop in and strike a deal for the Blades youngster after an impressive campaign in League One.