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Deadline Day defender signs

31 August 2017

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United have completed the signing of promising central defender Ben Heneghan.

After the Blades agreed an undisclosed fee with Motherwell, 6ft 4ins Heneghan signs a three-year deal at Bramall Lane. The finishing touches were completed to the deal on Thursday evening.

Of the 23-year-old, boss Chris Wilder commented: "It is no secret that we've been after another centre half and Ben has been on our radar for sometime, we enquired about him last year. He fits our criteria and he is one we are looking forward to working with."

Heneghan began his career at Everton and spent seven years at Goodison Park, prior to moving to Stoke City in 2012.

The Manchester-born defender didn't make a competitive appearance for the Potters but spent two seasons at Chester where he made 81 appearances, scoring six times.

In June 2016, he joined Motherwell and made over 40 appearances for the SPL club last term, and has scored against Rangers this season.

He is the ninth capture of the summer transfer window.

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