Sheffield United: Blades defender George Baldock signs new contract following Celtic interest in summer

Defender George Baldock has targeted more ‘special moments’ with Sheffield United after committing his immediate future to Bramall Lane.

Monday, 19th August 2019, 23:29 pm
George Baldock of Sheffield Utd and Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

The 26-year-old full-back, who was linked with a summer move to Celtic, today put pen to paper on a long-term deal until the summer of 2022.

Baldock, a key member of the United squad that won promotion to the Premier League last season, has started both matches in the top-flight for Chris Wilder’s side so far and was in imperious form at the weekend as United picked up their first victory of the season over Crystal Palace.

Baldock has scored twice in his 67 appearances in a United shirt to date and, speaking ahead of Saturday’s home game against Leicester City, said: “I'm absolutely buzzing, I love the city and I'm really in amongst it.

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“I'm excited about the future and what it could hold.

"The club is going places and I want to be part of it, it was as simple as that really when it came to the new deal. I just want to keep putting the performances in and see where it takes us.

"It's been a great start to the season, we were confident we would start well and it was great to get the win against Palace at Bramall Lane, having earned a point at Bournemouth.”

On the roar that greeted the full-time whistle against Palace, he added: “It was a brilliant occasion. The atmosphere was incredible.

“I was down the Kop end when the whistle went, and I couldn’t hear myself think. I’m hoping for many more of those special moments with this club.”