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Hanson signs

24 January 2017

Boss Chris Wilder has added another significant January transfer window signing with the capture of powerful striker James Hanson - United's second signing of the day.

Yorkshireman Hanson, 29, arrives at Bramall Lane from Bradford City for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half-year deal. His medical and the final paperwork was completed on Tuesday and is subject to EFL ratification.

Standing at 6ft 4ins, Hanson has been the scourge of defenders at every level for a number of years.

He helped Bradford to promotion from League Two, has operated at League One for more than three seasons and played a big role in cup victories over the likes of Aston Villa, Arsenal and Chelsea. In total, he scored 91 goals in 286 starts for Bradford City.

United chief Wilder commented: "James gives us something different and we believe there is more to come from him. We've seen a lot of him over the years and he is a very difficult striker to play against.

"James has been part of some success at Bradford, he has been part of a winning team and hopefully he is joining another one."

Hanson follows the permanent signings of Samir Carruthers and Daniel Lafferty in this transfer window, whilst Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Joe Riley and Jay O'Shea, who also signed on Tuesday, have been secured on loan deals.

As the Blades made moves for James Hanson, Chris Wilder elaborated on what the striker would bring to the team.

Watch the full interview in on our high-definition BladesPlayer.TV service.

A short snippet of the film can also be viewed on our YouTube channel - SheffieldUTube.

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