Vital Football

Latest Sheffield United News

Fulham Defender Stearman Signs

Fulham Defender Stearman Signs

On Thursday, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder secured his fifth transfer of the summer when Fulham's former England U21 international Richard Stearman was secured.

Stearman, who spent last season on loan at former club Wolves, has been signed on a three year contract with United paying 'a substantial undisclosed fee' for the central defender - he can also play at right back too.

Wilder said Stearman, 29, had been his 'number one target' and was therefore obviously delighted to clinch the signing of the experienced defender, a veteran of over 240 - a little over 200 for Wolves alone - Championship appearances.

He told the Official Website: 'Richard was our number one target throughout the summer and I'm delighted he has signed. We've been on the look out for a central defender who has played extensively in the Championship and who possesses the qualities and characteristics to fit in with our group.'

United weren't the only club in for him but Wilder managed to lure him to Bramall Lane.

'Richard will undoubtedly strengthen us, he's a calm influence in the dressing room and every manager who I have spoken to about him says he has outstanding leadership qualities and will offer 100 per cent commitment, on and off the pitch. He had other opportunities to pursue, but I am delighted we have managed to tempt him to Bramall Lane.'

Stearman follows the previous additions of Ched Evans, Nathan Thomas, Enda Stevens and George Baldock.

Join The Vital Debate

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday July 7 2017
Time: 5:16PM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News


Recent Sheffield United Articles

Instant Reactions - Norwich v Sheffield United (20/1/18)

Following yesterday's clash between Norwich City and Sheffield United, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Norwich City v Sheffield United

All the stats from Norwich City (1) vs (2) Sheffield United, Carrow Road, 20/1/18 Att: 26,486

Norwich v Sheffield United - Follow On Twitter - 20-1-18

Sheffield United go to Carrow Road as the visitors to Norwich today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Wilder On Transfers - Stevens On Table

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has spoken of his delight at the clubs' transfer business so far this month and Enda Stevens has spoken about our position...

Sheffield United Archived Articles

Vital Blades articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blades
Write For Vital Blades
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Donaldson0%
Sub - Lundstram0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sheffield United Results (view all)

Sheffield United Fixtures

Write for Vital Football