Sheffield United: Blades confirm Leon Clarke signing from Bury FC

Leon Clarke has signed for Sheffield United
Leon Clarke has signed for Sheffield United
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Sheffield United have signed Leon Clarke from Bury.

The centre-forward this morning agreed a three year contract with Chris Wilder's side and arrives for an undisclosed sum.

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Wilder, speaking ahead of tonight's friendly against Derby County, said: "We are delighted to secure his signature, we've worked hard to get Leon over the line.

"He is widely recognised as one of the top centre forwards in the division and he will complement what we already have in our strike force."

Clarke, previously of Sheffield Wednesday, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers, scored 18 goals in less than 40 appearances for Bury last season. Coventry City, where he also spent a brief spell earlier in his career, expressed an interest in Clarke when it emerged United were chasing his services. But the striker, aged 31, opted for Bramall Lane instead.

Wilder added: "We have youth, legs, ability, pace and experience and all can score goals. Leon is experienced and knows the division very well, he we will lead the line and the added bonuses are that he is a good character and still has the desire to achieve."