Sheffield United should consider now signing long-term target Dan Burn for free

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Fulham have released Sheffield United-linked Dan Burn.

Sheffield United have been offered a great chance to sign long-term target Dan Burn on a free transfer after he was surprisingly allowed to walk away from Championship side Fulham on a free.

The Yorkshire club have long been linked with the 6ft 7inch centre-back, coming close to signing him last summer and repeating their efforts in the January transfer window, as reported by the Sheffield Star.

The Blades were said to have made as many as three separate bids for Burn, yet Fulham denied them all.

Now, though, following a disappointing Championship campaign at Craven Cottage, the West London club are seeking a number of changes this summer with Burn ones of those to leave the club.

“I played my last game for Fulham yesterday, had five great years there and met some amazing people,” the defender wrote on his Twitter account ahead of his expiring contract this summer.


Strangely enough, despite making as many as 35 Championship appearances this season and rejecting previous bids for him, Fulham have not tied him down to a new deal.

It allows Burn to walk away from the club for free this summer, and Sheffield United would be wise to renew their interest and finally bring him to Bramall Lane after failing in the previous two transfer windows.

The League One club are in need of extra quality at the back ahead of next season, and Nigel Adkins is under pressure to make some key signings to finally spark a return to the Championship.

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