Fleetwood agree Evans loan deal

Ched Evans of Sheffield United and Paul Coutts of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Norwich City at Bramall Lane on September 16, 2017 in...

HITC Sport understands Fleetwood have agreed a loan deal for Sheffield United striker Ched Evans.

Ched Evans of Sheffield United and Paul Coutts of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Norwich City at Bramall Lane on September 16, 2017 in...

Fleetwood Town are poised to sign Sheffield United striker Ched Evans on a season-long loan deal, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

New Fleetwood boss Joey Barton has identified Evans as one of his top targets as he looks to add firepower to his side at Highbury.

Evans, who is in his second spell at Sheffield United, found himself down the pecking order in Chris Wilder's plans last season.

The Wales international failed to score in 13 appearances for the Blades last season and he is unlikely to break into Wilder's plans ahead of the new campaign.

United are willing to send Evans out on loan so that he can get regular first-team football under his belt and rediscover his goal-scoring form.

A number of clubs have shown an interest in Evans, but Fleetwood have acted swiftly to agree a deal to bring the 29-year-old in.

Joey Barton of Burnley takes a look around the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on April 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Fleetwood have been looking for striking reinforcements after last season’s top scorer Jordy Hiwula returned to Huddersfield at the end of his loan spell.

Evans initially returned to football with Chesterfield, scoring five goals in 25 appearances before rejoining the Blades.

Ched Evans of Chesterfield in action during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and Chesterfield at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Kingston upon...

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