Championship transfer news: Manchester United man heading down a division, Sheffield United could lose defensive star

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Championship transfer news: Manchester United man heading down a division, Sheffield United could lose defensive star

Baggies want Red Devil

West Bromwich Albion are close to a deal for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, with the Baggies already planning their replacement for Ben Foster.

The current West Brom goalkeeper looks set to depart this summer following the club’s relegation and is wanted by Premier League side Watford.

According to the Express and Sta r, West Brom are moving quickly to replace Foster and see United’s Johnstone as the ideal fit.

The keeper spent last season on loan at Aston villa, helping Steve Bruce’s side to the play-off final at Wembley.

Bristol get their man



Hakeeb Adelakun of Scunthorpe United

Hakeeb Adelakun of Scunthorpe United

Bristol City have signed for Scunthorpe United winger Hakeeb Adelakun.

The 22-year-old had attracted interest from a number of clubs because of his availability as a free agent, with Hull City among those also linked.

Bristol had long been favourites to land the signature, with manager Lee Johnson delighted to get his man.

“Hakeeb is an exciting prospect, one I’m looking forward to working with,” said Johnson.

“We have made numerous signings of his ilk, with various levels of success, but in my opinion he has the potential to replicate the form displayed by Albert Adomah and Yannick Bolasie.

“If everything is aligned and his attitude is as we expect, he will go on to have a career in the top flight because he certainly has the talent.”

United’s resolve to be tested



Jack O'Connell of Sheffield United

Jack O’Connell of Sheffield United

Jack O’Connell has become a big figure at Sheffield United in the past two years and established himself at the heart of the Blades’ defence.

Now, on the back of losing David Brooks to Bournemouth at the weekend, United could be about to see O’Connell depart too with Brighton and Hove Albion ready to pay upwards of £6m for the player.

O’Connell played every minute of every game for United last season with the 24-year-old a popular figure, but with the Premier League coming calling and good money on offer, a deal could be in the offing.

Vyner goes out on loan



Zak Vyner of Bristol City

Zak Vyner of Bristol City

Bristol City defender Zak Vyner has joined fellow Championship club Rotherham United on a season-long loan deal.

The 21-year-old becomes the Millers’ third signing of the summer and will arrive at Rotherham with a growing reputation.

Sent out on loan to Plymouth Argyle last season, he won the young player of the year award for the Pligrims and will be looking to continue his development at Rotherham for one season, having just agreed a new three-year deal at Bristol.

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