Sheffield United set to re-sign Ched Evans

Date published: Monday 24th April 2017 4:44

Ched Evans: Facing a retrial

Sheffield United are set to re-sign striker Ched Evans from Chesterfield, according to the BBC.

The striker is currently on the books of relegated League One outfit Chesterfield, but BBC Radio Sheffield understands the Blades have agreed a fee in the region of £500,000 for the player.

Evans, who only signed a 12-month extension to his Spireites deal in January, is under contract until June 2018, but is set to undergo a medical with the League One champions later this week.

The 28-year-old Welsh forward signed for the Blades for £3million from Man City in 2009 and went on to make more than 100 appearances, scoring 42 goals.

However, in April 2012 he was convicted of rape and subsequently released by the club before serving two and a half years in prison.

That conviction was subsequently quashed, and following a re-trial Evans was found not guilty on October 14 last year.

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