Sheffield United linked with Hibs' David Wotherspoon

Last updated : 08 June 2012 By Steve Forbes

Hibs youngster David Wotherspoon has today been linked with a move to English League One side Sheffield United.

Blades boss Danny Wilson is said to be a huge admirer of the Scotland U21 international, due to his versatility.

Wotherspoon can play right back, right midfield or in the centre, and Wilson is said to have been impressed with his performances for the Scotland U21's.

Wotherspoon, 22, has been in-and-out of the Hibees side this season, due to lack of form and consistency, but it hasn't put the English side off.

Due to United losing in the League One play-off Final to Huddersfield, they must cut their wage bill and lose some of their higher earners, and Wilson is said to be keen to replace them with up and coming younger players on lesser contracts.

United will have to pay a decent sum of money for his services however, with Hibs having the player tied down on a contract until 2014.

Wotherspoon burst on to the scene from the Hibees famous youth academy in 2009, scoring on his debut against St Mirren.

He was part of the Hibs U19 side that won the treble in 2008/09 season, landing the SPL U19 title, the Scottish Youth Cup and the East of Scotland Shield.

The former Celtic youth has now gone on to make over 100 appearances for the first team and has scored 3 goals.

He has also been capped at U18, U19 and U21 level for Scotland.