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Sheffield United confirm significant agreement with current player



Chris Basham has signed a new contract with Sheffield United, the Championship club have confirmed.

The versatile 33-year-old joined the Blades following his departure from Blackpool back in the summer of 2014, and has since become a mainstay at Bramall Lane.

Since joining the club, Basham has made a total of 348 appearances in all competitions for Sheffield United, helping them win promotion from both League One and the Championship in that time.

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That is something he will be hoping to do again this season, with Paul Heckingbottom’s side set to face Nottingham Forest in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi final this weekend.

Basham’s contract with Sheffield United had been set to expire at the end of this season, which would have seen him free to leave the club for nothing this summer.

However, that is no longer the case, with it having now been announced that Basham has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with Sheffield United.

That contract secures the 33-year-old’s future with the club until the summer of 2024, and if he sees it out, would take him to the end of his tenth season with the club.

The Verdict

This does look as though it ought to be a rather good piece of business for Sheffield United.

Basham has been a excellent servant to the club for a long time now, and he continues to be a reliable presence for them on the pitch.

As a result, it does feel like a boost for the club to keep him, and you imagine this is also a deal that will be hugely popular among the club’s fanbase, further lifting the mood ahead of those vital play-off games.

Given he is approaching the latter stages of his career, it will be interesting to see how much Basham features for Sheffield United going forward, but 28 league appearances this season suggests he has a few miles left in the proverbial tank yet.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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