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Done Deal: Forgotten man completes Sheffield United transfer

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Sheffield United have confirmed on their official website that midfielder Samir Carruthers has departed the club on loan.

Carruthers has signed for Oxford United on a season-long loan deal.

League One side Oxford have swooped to complete the loan signing of Carruthers, who was deemed surplus to requirements at Bramall Lane.

The 25-year-old was put on the transfer list by Chris Wilder this summer after playing just 17 games for Sheffield United last season, scoring once in that time.

Carruthers last featured for the Blades in an FA Cup loss to Leicester City in February and now he has dropped back down to League One, where he has reunited with Karl Robinson.

The former Arsenal and Aston Villa academy product spent four seasons with Robinson at Milton Keynes Dons, playing in both League One and the Championship before his January 2017 move to Sheffield United.

Carruthers played well over 100 games for MK Dons but only featured 31 times for Sheffield United in his year-and-a-half at the club.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international will now try to kick-start his career again with the U’s.

The Verdict

This is a good move for all parties.

While the Blades would have been hoping to cash in on Carruthers, a loan move was always going to be more likely.

Oxford have signed a player with plenty of League One experience but he just was not at the level that Wilder required to make an impact in the second tier.

Sheff Utd fans – What do you make of this? Let us know below…


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