Ahead of the new season, it was an exciting deadline day for Sheffield United fans.
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) August 8, 2019
The Blades announced two late arrivals in the form of Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic on a season-long loan as well as Dutch goalkeeper Michael Verrips on a free transfer (per BBC Sport).
The duo rounded up Chris Wilder’s summer recruitment up to 10 players, with the Sheffield United boss breaking the club’s transfer record on four different occasions (per the Guardian).
Despite re-signing Manchester United ‘keeper Dean Henderson for the season again, the Blades manager still saw it fit to bolster the club’s goalkeeping options heading into the new Premier League season in the form of Verrips, and fans were happy with the free signing of the 22-year-old and took to social media to welcome the new addition.
Here is what some Sheffield United fans had to say on Twitter about the signing of Verrips…
Really do like this signing
— Tom Bateman (@BatemanTom18) August 8, 2019
— Callum Hobson (@CallumHobson__) August 8, 2019
Welcome to the BDTBL Michael. A Bladesman
— Jamie Davies (@daviesblades83) August 8, 2019
You love too see it
— MasonHiggy (@masonhiggy3) August 8, 2019
— Tom Gregg (@Gregg5Tom) August 8, 2019
Top keeper this lad
— Aidan Mitchell (@Aidan_Mitchell1) August 8, 2019
We have a good set of keepers now.
— Mark P Edwards (Pro UK, Anti EU) (@staboblade) August 8, 2019
Welcome to BDTBL Michael
— Mark (@RacingBlade) August 8, 2019
Sheffield United kick off their first Premier League season in 12 years away to Bournemouth.
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