Report: Lee Gregory rejects Sheffield United and Derby for Stoke switch

Derby County Manager Frank Lampard looking dejected during the Sky Bet Championship Play off Semi Final 1st leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on...

Championship outfit Stoke City have reportedly agreed terms with Millwall striker, ahead of Derby County and Premier League bound Sheffield United.

Lee Gregory of Millwall celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Brentford at The Den on April 19, 2019 in London, England.

Millwall striker Lee Gregory is set to sign for Stoke City despite interest from Sheffield United and Derby County, according to the Mail (16 May, page 56).

The 30-year-old has spent the last five seasons at the Den but he announced last week that he would be on the move when his contract expires in July, taking to Twitter to thank the club for giving him a chance in the Football League on the back of a prolific spell at FC Halifax.

 

Gregory scored 10 Championship goals for Millwall in 2018/19 and, according to the Mail, those displays caught the eye of Sheffield United, who sealed their return to the Premier League recently after 12 years out of the top flight.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder celebrates the win during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United at Loftus Road on August 11, 2018 in London,...

A Derby side who will join the Blades in the first division if they beat Aston Villa in the play-off final at Wembley are also interested.

But the Mail claims that he has instead agreed terms to join Stoke on a free transfer, with the deal likely to be completed by the end of the week.

This is despite the fact that the Potters finished 15th in the Championship, 19 points adrift of the play-off places.

Lee Gregory of Millwall sees his shot saved by Matthew Ryan of Brighton & Hove Albion during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Millwall and Brighton and Hove Albion at The Den on...

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