Paper Talk: 1.6.07 Rivals Chase Lucketti

Reports are surfacing that Barnsley and local rivals Hull City are chasing Sheffield United centre-half Chris Lucketti on a free transfer from recently relegated Sheffield United.

The 35 year old has been made available by new Blades boss Bryan Robson and will now choose between The Reds and Hull - who finished 20th and 21st respectively in the Championship this season - according to several reports including the Barnsley Chronicle.

Lucketti was a major target in the Andy Ritchie era but wanted to try his luck at getting into the United side whilst they were in the Premiership.

Barnsley are slight favourites as it is located closer but Hull may be able to offer more in terms of wages.

Since signing for United in April 2006 from Preston he has made just 12 appearances, 9 in the Premiership.

Date of birth
28 September 1971
Height
6.0
Place of birth
Littleborough, England
Weight
13.4
Nationality
England
Position
Defence
Comments
Squad No.
22
Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
Team
DebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
18/04/200610 (2)020
25/08/2001202 (7)11240
65 (0)1100
1 (0)010
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
Season
First App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
19/09/20068 (1)010
06/08/200528 (8)160
07/08/200446 (0)440
09/08/200339 (0)130
10/08/200247 (0)270
11/08/200146 (0)360
12/08/200042 (0)190
21/09/199921 (0)000
11/11/19951 (0)010
Appearances 278 (+ 9 as sub); Goals 12; Yellow cards 37; Red cards 0


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