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Confirmed: Sheffield United seal transfer agreement with Premier League side



Sheffield United have confirmed the signing of midfielder Oliver Norwood from Brighton and Hove Albion.

In a statement on the Sheffield United website, the club announced the signing of the 27-year-old on a loan deal, which will become permanent in January, for an undisclosed fee.

Sheffield United head coach Chris Wilder stated: “This is a fantastic capture for us, Oli has great ability, is a great age and will make us stronger.

“He complements our squad and our transfer business over the course of the summer window.”

Norwood spent last season on loan at Cravan Cottage, where he racked up five goals in his 41 appearances for Fulham, under the reign of Slavisa Jokanovic.

The Northern Ireland international is now on the books at Bramall Lane until the summer of 2021, and will be hoping to add to his two promotions from the Championship with the Blades this season.

The midfielder started his career in the youth set up at Manchester United, before playing for a number of clubs across the Premier League, Championship and League One.

The Verdict

The signing of Oliver Norwood is one that will not only strengthen the Blades squad, but also bring a buzz back to Bramall Lane.

The experienced midfielder is a talented play maker and will certainly slot nicely into Chris Wilder’s starting 11.

Norwood will need to adapt quickly, but will be used to that having played for a number of new sides throughout his nine year professional career to date.

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