Sheffield United secure signing of promising Dutch striker

Date published: Friday 31st January 2020 1:26 - Samuel Bannister

Sheffield United have completed the deadline day signing of Richairo Zivkovic on loan with an option to buy.

The Blades have landed Zivkovic on loan until the end of the season from Chinese club Changchun Yatai, with an option to make the deal permanent.

Blades boss Chris Wilder told his club’s official website: “People will recognise we do sometimes go left field with our signings, but we’ve worked very hard on this one, because we have had to.

“We know enough about him, we’ve kept tabs on Richairo for a while and tracked his progress.

“He is a Dutch international at ages under the senior level, he’ll be unpredictable to other teams, but we know what we’re getting and he wants to make the most of the opportunity.

“He will give us genuine pace at the top of the pitch. We’re learning all the time this season, but pace in the Premier League is key and Richairo is someone we think can kick us on.

“Hopefully things go well enough to turn it into a permanent move in the summer – this is another signing of a young player with an eye on the future.”


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