Luke Freeman struggled to make an impact at Nottingham Forest last season and now he’s been released by Sheffield United.

The 30-year-old finished the season on loan at Millwall where he injured his hamstring and made just a single appearance.

It’s been a familiar tale for Freeman.

Quite simply, the player’s body is letting him down and he can’t seem to stay fit for a prolonged period of time.

At Forest, he appeared in 25 games but even then he spent time out with a hernia and a groin injury at various points of the season.

Freeman released by United
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He cost Sheffield United £4 million from QPR following their promotion to the Premier League in 2019.

Chris Wilder never really fancied him though and he leaves Bramall Lane after making just 24 appearances in three years at the club.

Now, he will be available on a free transfer and it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up.

It’s difficult to imagine him getting another Championship club to take a punt on him during the summer transfer window.

Freeman was on £10,000-a-week at Sheffield United and it seems likely he’ll want a decent salary at his next club.

Beggars can’t be choosers though and the forward will perhaps need to lower his expectations ahead of his next club.

Freeman released by Sheffield United and ex-Forest man has a point to prove

It seems as though former Forest man Freeman will have some suitors this summer.

Clubs are likely to offer him the chance to come in on a trial basis first, however, and the ball will be in his court.

Freeman has vast experience in the Championship and it’ll be interesting to see how the land lies in the second tier.

Freeman released by United
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If nothing is forthcoming there, perhaps a club looking to compete in League One will offer the experienced forward something instead.

When Freeman did get on the field for Forest, he wasn’t bad.

He simply struggled with his fitness and naturally that saw him struggle for goals and assists on a consistent basis.

Freeman can clearly play though and he simply needs a manager to get him enjoying his football once again.

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