Quinn tempted by Blades exit
Sheffield United's Stephen Quinn admits the chance to play at a higher level would be difficult to refuse.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 03/06/11 8:04pm
Sheffield United Player of the Season Stephen Quinn insists he is happy to remain at the club next season, but admits the chance to play at a higher level would be difficult to refuse.
The Irish playmaker's performances were one of the few highlights of a sorry season at Bramall Lane, with the Blades ultimately sinking into the third-tier for the first time since 1989.
The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away this summer, with Premier League outfits Wigan and Swansea both said to be interested.
Quinn told skysports.com the opportunity to play in the top flight next season would force him to make a difficult decision after nine years with the Blades.
"It was a pretty odd season for me because we obviously didn't do very well as a club, but individually I was enjoying my football and felt that I was playing some of my best stuff," he said.
"Winning the Player of the Year and the Players' Player of the Year awards at the club was a huge honour for me.
"If a club from the Championship or even the Premier League came in for me I would want to go because at the end of the day I want to play at the highest level that I can.
"However, I'm fully committed to Sheffield United until that happens because I love the club and having been here almost nine years I can safely say that I am a Sheffield United fan.
"I want to play at the top level though, so if a club did come in for me I'd have to look at it seriously before making a tough decision.
"I've not really spoken to my agent much over the summer because I needed to come to terms with what went on last season, as relegation is a tough pill to swallow.
"I've just tried to take my mind off things since the end of the season because I want to be fully focused when pre-season begins to help the Blades bounce back.
"If a move happens then it happens, but until then I will remain 100 per cent committed to Sheffield United."