Sheffield United: Blades complete their first signing of the summer as Luke Freeman checks in

Luke Freeman says he has joined a "huge club" after completing his transfer to Sheffield United.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 3:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 8:30 pm
Luke Freeman has joined Sheffield United: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire.

The midfielder, Chris Wilder's first signing since last season's promotion winning campaign, arrives on a three year contract from Queens Park Rangers.

Although his fee remains officially undisclosed, United today acknowledged it surpasses the £4m they have now paid Brentford following John Egan's arrival last summer.

"Sheffield United are a huge club," Freeman said. "I'm very proud and can't wait to get going."

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Freeman was voted Rangers' player of the year last term, after scoring eight times in 48 appearances. Born in Dartford, he started his career at Gillingham before entering Arsenal's youth system and has also represented the likes of Stevenage and Bristol City.

Wilder, the United manager, admitted a deal was close to being finalised yesterday.

"It's been on-going for a few weeks and it was something I was keen to pursue," Freeman said. "I know a few of the lads after playing against them over the years."

Luke Freeman arrives from Queens Park Rangers: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire.
Luke Freeman and Chris Wilder - Credit: Sheffield United