Report: Portsmouth set to lose Enda Stevens to Sheffield United

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder celebrates after the match

Sheffield United are reportedly set to make the Portsmouth defender their second summer signing.

Portsmouth's Enda Stevens in action with Cambridge's United's Ryan DonaldsonPortsmouth's Enda Stevens in action (right)

Sheffield United are set to sign left-back Enda Stevens, according to The Portsmouth News.

Stevens' Portsmouth contract expires this summer, enabling the 26-year-old to leave on a free transfer.

And the Blades are reportedly primed to profit, with Pompey unable to compete with the wages - or level of football - on offer.

Stevens, who spent three years on Aston Villa's books before switching to the south coast club, helped Paul Cook's men to promotion as League Two champions this season.

The Irishman appeared in all but one of their league games, scoring one goal and creating nine more to earn The News/Sports Mail's player of the season award.

Portsmouth’s Enda Stevens celebrates with fans after getting promoted to Sky Bet League OneEnda Stevens is mobbed by Portsmouth fans

Regular football could be harder to come by at Bramall Lane, however, with Daniel Lafferty impressing in United's own title-winning campaign.

Although another Blades left-back, Chris Hussey, has been placed on the transfer list in the aftermath of their return to the Championship.

Should the move go ahead, Stevens would become Sheffield United's second summer signing after Chesterfield striker Ched Evans.

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