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James reunited with Jose

14 June 2014

James Wallace is excited about the future and is looking forward to working with Blades boss Nigel Clough.

The 22-year-old joins United from Tranmere Rovers for an undisclosed fee, after agreeing a three-year contract at Bramall Lane and the former Rover skipper insists it was a easy decision to move to South Yorkshire.

He remarked: "Once I knew the interest from Sheffield United was formal I was delighted and thankfully now we have got the deal signed off.

"Bramall Lane is a special stadium, the atmosphere as a visiting player makes you rise your game, so it will be a privilege to pull on the red and white stripes.

"I am excited about next season and I just can't wait to get started in pre-season.

"It was unfortunate how things ended at Tranmere, but this is too good a opportunity to turn down and everyone speaks so highly of the manager and his staff.

"What they achieved in the second half of last season was remarkable and I know winning promotion will be the aim in the months ahead. I want to contribute to that success.

The former Everton youngster will also be reunited with a former Toffees team-mate who he knows very well on a personal level.

Wallace added: "Me and Jose (Baxter) go back along way, our parents are friends and we normally holiday together with our girlfriends. We have known each other since we were young children so it will be nice to see him regularly again, I think!

"I speak daily with him and everything he has told me about the Club and the people here I liked, so that helped me make a quick decision."

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