Bairns’ star midfielder Ryan Flynn on his way to Sheffield

Ryan Flynn is heading for Sheffield United for talks
Ryan Flynn is heading for Sheffield United for talks

Falkirk have accepted a bid from Sheffield United for midfielder Ryan Flynn.

The former Liverpool youth player will travel to Yorkshire for talks with the Bramall Lane club.

A fee around £150,000 - as revealed in The Falkirk Herald last week - has forced the cash-strapped Bairns to allow their prized asset to move on.

Flynn came through the Bairns’ ranks before moving to Liverpool as a teenager.

He returned to the club under Eddie May after a loan spell at Wrexham.

In the first half of last season, Flynn was the Bairns’ outstanding player, with both Steven Pressley and Alex Smith elevating him as “the best player of his age in Scotland” at the time.

These performances included a sumptious display at Queen of the South where Flynn laid on each of his side’s five goals.

Rumours of moves to Norwich, Swansea, Watford and Hibs followed but it is the Blades, and Danny Wilson who have the upper hand in the chase for the 22-year-old’s signature.

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