Former Arsenal 'target' John Fleck reveals why he signed a new deal at Sheffield United

John Fleck has described Sheffield United as an “amazing club” after extending his stay at Bramall Lane until 2023 today.

Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 2:52 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 2:52 pm
Blades midfielder John Fleck has signed a new contract.

Fleck signed a new deal at United on the eve of United’s clash with Brighton and Hove Albion, which saw the Scot make his latest top-flight appearance after earning promotion with United last April.

Fleck had recently been linked with Arsenal, amongst other clubs, and told United’s website: "It is an amazing club. It is one that I always wanted to be part of going forward. I've really enjoyed my time here since day one, so I didn't see any reason why I wouldn't want to be here at what is a really exciting time for the club.

"We have been very successful since the manager came in. Everyone has worked hard and had a good time here; it has been a great club to come to and I am delighted to be extending my stay."

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Boss Chris Wilder added: "He's been instrumental and amazing in the way he's stepped up through the divisions with us on our journey.

"We want to keep our best players at the club and John is certainly one of them, so we are thrilled to get this one done.

"His progression has been outstanding in terms of his performances through the divisions and now he's doing it at the highest-level week in, week out and also gaining the recognition for his country as well."