CONFIRMED: Sheffield United sign John Fleck

John Fleck, seen here for Coventry against Sheffield United last season.
John Fleck, seen here for Coventry against Sheffield United last season.
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Sheffield United have completed the signing of former Coventry City midfielder John Fleck.

The 24-year-old Scotsman has signed a three-year deal to become the Blades' fifth signing of the summer.

Blades boss Chris Wilder said: "John is an outstanding midfield player in League One and we believe he can play at a higher level.

"He is another to have contract options and we are delighted to get him to Bramall Lane as he is athletic, hungry, a great age and fits the structure of the players we want to represent the club."

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Left-footed Fleck turned down the offer of a new deal with Coventry to join the Blades.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray could not hide his frustration at losing Fleck to a rival League One club.

He told the Coventry Telegraph: "Is it disappointing? He knew how much we wanted to keep him.

"He wanted to go to the league above but he’s gone to a club with a greater resource than us.

"Let’s see how he goes there. If they have the resource to tempt him that appears to be what’s happened."

Since arriving from Rangers in 2012, Fleck established himself as one of the top midfielders in League One.

He made 43 appearances for Coventry last season, scoring four goals - his best return in his four years at the Ricoh Arena.

Fleck's arrival at Bramall Lane came within an hour of the signing of Jack O'Connell, formerly of Brentford.

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United have also signed James Wilson, Chris Hussey and Mark Duffy so far this summer.