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Sheffield United: Oliver Burke signs for the Blades in a swap-deal with Callum Robinson

Sheffield United: Oliver Burke signs for the Blades in a swap-deal with Callum Robinson - Sheffield United News

Sheffield United have made another signing in the current transfer window as Chris Wilder looks to build a strong squad for the new season. This time they have acquired Oliver Burke from fellow Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.

The Blades announced on their Twitter that the attacker has joined the club for an undisclosed fee from the Baggies, and it is their fourth signing of the week. However Burke has arrived in a swap-deal which has seen forward Callum Robinson head to West Brom on a permanent deal.

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Speaking about the transfer swap, manager Chris Wilder said: ‘It suits both parties and we’re delighted to get Oli in the Building’.

At his last three clubs (West Brom, Celtic and Alaves), per Transfermarkt, Burke has played 75 times but only scored six goals whilst also picking up eight assists, per Transfermarkt.

Meanwhile Robinson, who was on loan at the Baggies last season, per Transfermarkt, scored once and set up two goals in 16 top-flight appearances for Sheffield United last season. Then, following his loan move to the Championship, the forward played a further 16 games, scoring three times and supplying two assists in helping West Brom to win promotion.

Neither has enjoyed the best spells in their career of late, but perhaps a fresh start at a new club where they are permanently at could be the exact thing that both players need to succeed consistently at a top level.

For the Blades, Burke looks like an astute signing as he is still only 23 and many believe he has bags of untapped talent, so if Wilder can manage to get him to reach that potential, then the club have a great player on their hands.

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