Sheffield United have made Cameron Archer their eighth signing of the summer after paying Aston Villa a “considerable” fee, thought to be around £18million, for the 21-year-old.
The England Under-21 striker, a Villa academy graduate who scored 11 goals in 17 starts for Middlesbrough after joining them on loan in the Championship in January, has signed a four-year deal at Bramall Lane.
“Everyone is happy if they are playing football regularly. That’s something I want to do now,” Archer told the club website.
“I think it was important to come here and look for Premier League football, that was key for me because I want to make that next step now and challenge myself. Hopefully I can do that here.
“Sheffield United have a long history of developing players in terms of playing and hopefully making better people as well.”
Archer joins Anis Slimane, Benie Traore, Yasser Larouci, Auston Trusty, Vinicius Souza, Gustavo Hamer and Tom Davies as new faces at the Lane this summer.
“There was a great opportunity for us to sign a young, exciting forward and one who showed a desire to join us,” said manager Paul Heckingbottom.
“Cameron brings us pace, agility and a goalscoring record – we are looking forward to working with him.”
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The Blades are back in action when they host champions Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.