Sheffield United secure two signings as goalkeeper returns

Date published: Friday 26th July 2019 2:00 - Samuel Bannister

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Sheffield United have made two more summer signings ahead of their Premier League return with the capture of midfielder Ben Osborn from Nottingham Forest and goalkeeper Dean Henderson from Manchester United.

Forest academy product Osborn made 230 appearances for the Reds in all competitions having made his debut against Ipswich in March 2014.

The 24-year-old joins for an undisclosed fee and has agreed a three-year deal.

“He’s been a fantastic player for Forest in the Championship and I know for certain that two or three clubs in January were sniffing around to take him,” Blades boss Chris Wilder said.

“He’s got a lot of attributes that will help us, going forward, and we’re looking forward to him pulling on a red and white shirt.

“We are putting together a group that’s got to be competitive in arguably the best division in the world.

“We’re not getting flustered with people talking about where we are getting our players from, we’re delighted with the work we’ve done, I’m really excited and seeing the players we’ve got in the building already, from Jags (Phil Jagielka) to the likes of Ravel (Morrison), Lys Mousset, Callum Robinson, Luke Freeman and now Ben Osborn.”

The Blades followed Osborn’s signing up with the renewal of the loan of goalkeeper Dean Henderson – shortly after the England U21 international penned a new deal at Man Utd until 2022.

Henderson was ever-present in the Championship for Wilder’s side last season, and recently discussed his excitement at being able to play in the Premier League this season.

He will now spend a second season at Bramall Lane, earning his first taste of Premier League football.


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