Tranmere have completed the signing of young midfielder Harvey Gilmour on a permanent deal from Sheffield United.
Gilmour has been on-loan with Rovers since August and has largely impressed, winning the League Two Young Player of the Month award in October. Seeing Tranmere go out and make the move a permanent one is exciting and demonstrates some intent on the club’s part.
The Blades rate Gilmour highly, but with them chasing promotion to the Premier League, it’s unlikely Gilmour would push for a first team spot at Bramall Lane soon. Therefore, he’s been allowed to join Tranmere.
Gilmour has signed an 18-month contract at Rovers, and it’s reported that the deal will see Sheffield United receive further payments should certain criteria be met. Expect things such as a sell-on clause to exist and perhaps even some sort of buy-back or first refusal on future moves.
We’re delighted to see Harvey join the club full-time and wish him the best of luck for his time here.
Another important thing to note – Rovers now have spaces available within the squad to add some loan players should they wish to.
At one point this season they had too many to be able to include them all in the matchday squad at once, but with Gilmour now permanent and both Shamal George and Dylan Mottley-Henry’s loan spells now finished, Micky may be tempted back in to the loan market.