Sheffield United news LIVE: Bramall Lane officially changes hands | Jack O'Connell pictured back in training ahead of Tottenham clash
We’re closing in on another matchday for the Blades as Chris Wilder prepares his side to welcome Tottenham to Bramall Lane tomorrow night.
We’ll have all the latest Sheffield United news here right throughout the day, so stay with us.
Sheffield United LIVE: Updates and the latest Blades news
Last updated: Wednesday, 01 July, 2020, 17:58
- The Blades take on Tottenham at Bramall Lane tomorrow night
- John Lundstram had a scan on his injured shoulder yesterday
- Former Blades target signs a new deal with his club
- Jose Mourinho complains about fixture schedule ahead of Blades clash
- Sheffield United Football Club Limited is new owner of Bramall Lane, training ground and assorted other Blades properties
Blades fans are delighted
at the news this evening that Sheffield United Football Club Limited is the new owner of Bramall Lane, the Shirecliffe training facility and the club’s other assorted property interests…
Big news of the day
coming out of United is that Sheffield United Football Club Limited is the new owner of the Bramall Lane stadium, the Shirecliffe training facility, the hotel, the enterprise centre and the Crookes junior academy.
A statement confirming the news read: “The reunification of the properties back into the ownership of the Club is an important step in the long-term strategy announced by H.R.H. Prince Abdullah to reclaim ownership of key assets and to improve these assets.”
United’s owner Prince Abdullah said: "When I assumed sole ownership of the Club nine months ago, I committed myself to preserving the Club's heritage, upgrading the Club's physical assets and improving the fan experience.
"The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly brought unexpected challenges but we remain dedicated to our original strategy and bringing the stadium and other properties under the ownership of the Club is an important step in executing on this strategy.
"We now look forward to capitalising on this important step as we establish the Blades in the Premier League. We'll have more good news soon."
Wilder hasn’t forgotten his roots...
The United manager congratulated his old club, Northampton Town, after their play-off final victory earlier in the week.
Wilder, who was watching on television when Town thrashed Exeter City at Wembley on Monday night, said ahead of United’s Premier League fixture with Tottenham Hotspur: “Congratulations to my old club Northampton. I was delighted for Keith and his staff. I loved my time there.
“It was great for the chairman personally and for the football club. They looked as if they enjoyed it afterwards.”
Remembering a brilliant night
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Mourinho goes on the warpath
Jose Mourinho has complained that Tottenham Hotspur have not played ENOUGH games since the Premier League restarted, ahead of their meeting with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane tomorrow.
By the time they walk out at Bramall Lane, Spurs will have gone over a week without a game - while United have played twice in that time.
And Mourinho said: “It's not good for us, it's too long. If you asked me the perfect time in between matches, I'd always say three days. Two days? No. But more than three days, especially in this moment when you are still chasing your best form, your best intensity, I think a three-day gap is the perfect situation.
"So I'm not happy to be waiting for this match for so long... I don't think (it's beneficial), especially after a victory - you want to play. I always say: after victories you don't need time to rest. 'You don't need recovery time, what you need is to play. And of course in this special situation of months without matches you start, you have two matches, you're getting some intensity and then to stop for more than a week again of course is not good.
“And especially it's not good because now we play four matches in a very small period of time. But that's what it is and we have to just think about the match tomorrow and nothing else.”
Where are they now?
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Blades target signs new deal
Former Sheffield United target Luke Woolfenden has signed a new contract at Ipswich Town.
The young defender was linked with a January move to Bramall Lane, but has extended his contract at Portman Road until 2024.
Woolfenden has emerged as one of the most promising young defenders in the EFL and was in line to be named the club’s player of the season until it was curtailed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Woolfended previously opened up about his future back in January…
A brilliant initiative
What Chris Wilder said about new signings
as the Blades prepare for an official change of ownership