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Baxter signs

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21:45 29th August 2013

David Weir has made a permanent addition to his squad prior to Saturday's clash with the MK Dons.


Jose Baxter of Oldham Athletic has agreed a three-year contract at Bramall Lane after United agreed an undisclosed fee with Lee Johnson's Latics.


Baxter 21, rejected a new contract at Everton at the end of the 2011-12 season and joined the Boundary Park outfit on a free transfer in September 2012, signing a four-month contract.


The former England youth international was an instant hit in Lancashire and signed a new two-and-a-half year deal in January 2013. Baxter went on to make 45 appearances for Athletic in all competitions last season, scoring 15 goals in the process.


The forward started this season where he left off last, scoring twice for Oldham in the 4-3 win at Stevenage on the opening day of the season and has featured all five of the Latics's matches to date this term.


On Baxter's capture, Blades boss David Weir expressed his delight at recruiting the former Everton trainee.


Weir said: "Jose is a player who will get the fans off their seats and I am delighted he has chosen to come to Sheffield United.


"I have worked with Jose before and know what he can do, so I want to thank the Club for making this move happen."