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Cofie time

13 July 2012

Danny Wilson has made an exciting first addition to his squad for the forthcoming League One season.

Ghanaian-born striker John Cofie has joined the Blades on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United, which will be reviewed by all parties in January.

The 19-year-old, renowned for his pace and strength, spent last season in Belgium with Royal Antwerp, gaining value experience and exposure to first-team football.

Cofie, who also has a keen eye for goal, joined the Red Devils from Burnley in July 2009 after a host of top clubs had shown an interest in acquiring his services.

In addition to his country of birth, the striker also qualified to play for Germany and England and he has been regularly called up to represent the Three Lions at youth level.

He signed professional terms at Old Trafford in July 2010 and was prolific in front of goal for both the U18s and reserves before a knee injury hampered his season. He was still returning to fitness when the Blades took on Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup Final in May 2011.

Blades boss Wilson spoke about what Cofie will add to United's forward line for the forthcoming season, after Chris Porter penned a new two-year deal last week:

"John is another exciting prospect out of the Manchester United Academy. He has the pace and the ability to cause defences all sorts of problems and most importantly he scores goals. We are delighted to have completed this deal as we think it will be very beneficial to all parties."

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