Sheffield United have today announced the permanent signing of former Wolves midfielder Lee Evans.
The Wales international joins Sheffield United on a three-and-a-half year deal, ending a five-year association with the midlands club.
The Club announced the news via their official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon:
???? CONFIRMED: Chris Wilder has bolstered his squad further, with the permanent addition of midfielder Lee Evans and the loan capture of Premier League striker James Wilson #ForgedInSteel #twitterblades #sufc pic.twitter.com/IpoB8968rv
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) January 10, 2018
This news follows Football Insider’s exclusive story, stating that the 23-year-old had completed his medical – after a fee of £750,000 was agreed between the two clubs.
The Blades also announced the loan deal bringing Manchester United striker James Wilson to the club at the same time.
Football Insider understands that Evans is to go straight into the Blades line-up, and could feature in this weekend’s local derby versus Sheffield Wednesday.
Football Insider verdict:
Lee Evans has played well whilst on loan at Wigan this season, scoring three times in his 24 appearances. It is this consistency that has springboarded the 23-year-old to begin his Wales international career, as the midfielder earned his first cap in 2017. Wolves will now be facing off against the five-year servant in their pursuit of promotion, as Sheffield United currently sit in a respectable seventh place in the Championship. Evans adds more depth to the Blades midfield, and could be included as quickly as this weekend in the crucial fixture versus Sheffield Wednesday.
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