New deal for Chris Basham as reliable star outlines Blades aims

Date published: Saturday 1st August 2020 11:39 - James Marshment

Chris Basham

Chris Basham has put pen to paper on a new deal at Sheffield United to keep him at Bramall Lane until the summer of 2022.

Basham is the Blades’ longest-serving player and has played a key role in the club’s rise from League One to the Premier League under manager Chris Wilder.

The 32-year-old defender has made 282 appearances since arriving on a free transfer from Blackpool in 2014.

“I’m delighted the deal has been agreed and signed off,” Basham told the official club website.

“I’m looking forward to the future, working with the manager and helping pushing the club on further.

“We’re all striving for the same thing, starting with the manager and throughout the club, we all have the same ambitions and same goals.

“There is a genuine togetherness within the group and obviously that makes you want to remain part of this journey, we certainly think there is much more to come.

“The club has backed us since day one and that has continued throughout our rise to the Premier League, now we are here we want to improve further and that is the focus ahead of returning for pre-season later this month.”



Wilder labels season a success

Sheffield United finished ninth in the Premier League this season following promotion from the Championship.

That has led Wilder to hail a job well done – with thoughts already on how to improve.


“We have finished ninth against some really good teams which we can proud of but we wanted to finish on a high,” he said.

“We have to recruit right and we have to invest. There will be some players that are going and they will all have to raise their levels again. First season back in the Premier League for a long time and our long suffering supporters would have enjoyed it.

“Southampton have finished below us and they have some fantastic footballers which shows how tough a challenge it is.”


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