Sheffield United beat transfer deadline to sign starlet striker in “six-figure” deal

Blades announce deadline-beating deal to sign highly-rated youngster
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Sheffield United beat last night’s transfer deadline to sign highly-rated starlet Ryan Oné from Hamilton Academical for an undisclosed fee. Reports north of the border suggested that the amount was a “six-figure fee” after the Blades’ initial approach was rejected.

The 17-year-old - whose father Armand is a former Livingston striker - will join United’s development squad initially after the loan departure of Louie Marsh to Doncaster Rovers. Oné broke into the Accies’ first-team last season and has scored twice in 112 minutes of Scottish League One football so far this term.

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A Scotland U17 international, the Daily Record report that Oné was invited for a trial earlier in the week before his family were invited to Sheffield for a tour of Bramall Lane and the rest of the club facilities. A bid described as “derisory” was rejected earlier in the week before a deal was agreed, including add-ons for Accies if Oné moves on in the future.

A statement from Accies this morning read: “We can confirm that 17 year old Ryan Oné completed a move to Sheffield Utd late last night. Ryan had scored four times in 35 apps for us and had interest from a few clubs. He had been with us in academy since he was 10. He departs with our thanks and best wishes for the future.”

Oné’s arrival coincided with Marsh’s loan move to the League Two strugglers Rovers, after signing a new contract which will tie him to Bramall Lane until the summer of 2026.

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