SHEFFELD United have suffered another blow in the transfer market as long-time target John Fleck has opted to move to League One rivals Coventry City.
It is well documented Blades manager Danny Wilson is a big admirer of the Scotland Under-21 international and has tried twice to sign the attacking midfielder.
The Star understands United had been monitoring Fleck’s situation at Glasgow Rangers but the 20-year-old has decided to pen a three-year deal with the Sky Blues.
Fleck, who made his debut for Rangers at the age of 15, was one of 10 players who refused to transfer their contracts from Rangers to the new company.
Coventry chief Andy Thorn said: “I have brought a lot of young talent to this football club who have gone on to great things and I believe that John could be the best of the lot.”
Another player who has been on United’s radar is Rangers’ Kyle Hutton but he has chosen to stay with the troubled club.
Wilson has yet to make a signing since the club lost in the play-off final to Huddersfield Town.
United are reportedly on the brink of bringing in Czech defender Milan Musun on a temporary basis. The 22-year-old, who can be deployed at centre-back or left-back, has previously worked with Wilson at Swindon Town.