Hull City 'register transfer interest' in Premier League midfielder amid huge summer shake-up

Oliver Norwood ls leaving Sheffield United
Oliver Norwood ls leaving Sheffield United -Credit:Neal Simpson/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images

Hull City have been linked with a move for Sheffield United's experienced midfielder Oliver Norwood as the transfer speculation ramps up.

City know they must bring in as many as 10 players this summer to give themselves a chance of competing at the top end of the Championship once again next season, having seen that many depart.

Norwood's six-year spell at Bramall Lane which he describes as the best of his career came to an end after the Blades suffered their 28th and final defeat of the season on Sunday, losing 3-0 at home to Tottenham which rounds off a miserable campaign as they head back into the Championship.

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The 33-year-old midfield is one of the casualties of a season which saw the Blades concede a record 104 league goals in their 38 games, as Chris Wilder prepares for a return to the second tier.

According to Football Insider, Norwood is attracting interest from managerless City as well as Sunderland and Watford as well as clubs from abroad, including the MLS.

Norwood leaves Bramall Lane with two promotions and 97 Premier League appearances having totalled 252 outings for the Steel City club since arriving on loan in 2018.

"The Blades can confirm Chris Basham, George Baldock, Oliver Norwood, Wes Foderingham and Max Lowe will leave the club when their contracts expire this summer," the club said in a statement ahead of the final day visit of Spurs. The aforementioned players will each embark on new chapters in their careers following the conclusion of this campaign, having helped the Blades to success during their spells at Bramall Lane.

"They share a total of nine promotions in their Blades careers and the club see fit to release this news ahead of the end of the campaign to enable them to receive acclaim from Unitedites for their contributions. With the visit of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday being United's final fixture of the campaign, special acknowledgements will be paid to the five, with further tributes across the club's digital platforms.

"The five players will depart with our gratitude and appreciation for the contribution they have made to Sheffield United Football Club. Further news with regards to the futures of other current squad members will follow in due course."

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