Sheffield United have completed the double signing of Callum Gribbin and Tashae Andall-Gibbons (via Sheffield Star).
The duo have both signed deals with the Blades which run until the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
Former Manchester United youngster Gribbin has impressed whilst on trial with the Blades and is looking to kick-start his career following his release from Old Trafford.
The 20-year-old was very highly rated at United, and was one of their star youngsters back in 2015 in a team which included the likes of Marcus Rashford and Axel Tuanzebe. However, injuries struck and he was released by the Red Devils in the summer (via Manchester Evening News).
As for Andall-Gibbons, he joins from the Rising Ballers Academy and both players will link up with the Sheffield United under-23 side.
Speaking about the signings, the Blades’ academy manager Jack Lester said: “We are delighted to add Callum and Tashae to the group and we’re confident we can further their development in the coming months.
“We’ve had to move quickly to secure the signatures of both boys as there was interest in them from elsewhere, but luckily for us they saw their immediate futures here and now we want to work hard to improve them as players.”
These signings look like good moves for all concerned on paper, but especially for Gribbin.
As already mentioned he was a very highly rated player at Manchester United. He was promoted to first team training at the age of just 17 under Jose Mourinho, and were it not for injury he may have been one of the players now benefitting from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s willingness to blood in youngsters.
For the club, it is an opportunity to take two highly rated players on, see what they are about and if they do impress then they have got a couple of players in without having to pay a transfer fee.
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