Hull and Ipswich eye Long move

George Long of Sheffield United blocks a shot by Adam Cunnington of Cambridge United during the FA Cup Second Round match between Cambridge United and Sheffield United at the Abbey Stadium...

HITC Sport understands Hull and Ipswich are keen on Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long.

George Long of Sheffield United during the pre season friendly match between Sheffield United and Newcastle United at Bramall Lane on July 26, 2015 in Sheffield, England.

Hull City and Ipswich Town are weighing up moves for goalkeeper George Long from Championship rivals Sheffield United, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Hull and Ipswich are both looking to bolster their goalkeeper options this summer and are considering a move for Long.

Long, who has come through the ranks at Sheffield United, is down the pecking order at Bramall Lane and the summer signing of Dean Henderson on loan from Manchester United means his first-team opportunities look limited next season.

The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at League One AFC Wimbledon and he impressed during his time at the Dons, keeping 12 clean sheets in 49 games.

Hull are in the market for goalkeeping reinforcements this summer after seeing Allan McGregor leave at the end of last season on a free transfer back to Rangers.

Hull's head coach Nigel Adkins looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Brentford at KCOM Stadium on December 9, 2017 in Hull, England.

Tigers boss Nigel Adkins is a big admirer of Long, having worked with him and made him his No.1 'keeper during his time in charge at Sheffield United, and he is keen to be reunited with the former England Under-19 international.

Ipswich are also considering their goalkeeping options in case they lose current No.1 Bartosz Bialkowski and Long is on their list of potential replacements.

Long has made 123 appearances for the Blades, but he has also had spells out on loan at Oxford United and Motherwell during his time at Bramall Lane.

George Long of Sheffield United blocks a shot by Adam Cunnington of Cambridge United during the FA Cup Second Round match between Cambridge United and Sheffield United at the Abbey Stadium...

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