Newcastle United defender ‘undergoing medical’ at Sheffield United ahead of proposed loan move - reports

Ciaran Clark is currently undergoing a medical at Sheffield United - according to reports.

Clark, who was left out of Eddie Howe’s 25-man Premier League squad in January, looks set to join the Blades on a season-long loan deal after falling out of favour on Tyneside.

The defender played a pivotal role in helping Newcastle out of the Championship after signing in 2016 and was a regular under Rafa Benitez during their first couple of seasons back in the top-flight.

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However, Clark fell down the pecking order at the club last season following defensive additions in January.

Sheffield United, who were defeated by Nottingham Forest in the Championship playoff semi-finals last season, will be aiming to go one step further next year with boss Paul Heckingbottom reportedly an ‘admirer’ of the Republic of Ireland international.

If a medical is completed and a move for Clark is sealed, then he will join fellow Magpie Isaac Hayden in the Championship after his move to Norwich City.

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Newcastle United defender Ciaran Clark is set for a loan move to Sheffield United (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)