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New contracts

18 July 2017

Chris Wilder has been boosted ahead of the Championship campaign by the news that four of his mainstays from last season have committed their futures to the club.

Billy Sharp, Paul Coutts, Chris Basham and Kieron Freeman have all signed new contracts with the Blades.

Sharp, Coutts and Basham have signed two year contracts, whilst 25-year-old Freeman has been handed a three year deal.

Boss Wilder is understandably delighted that all four have signed: "It is a big day for everyone at Sheffield United with these four signing new deals. We cannot underestimate how important it is to have them on board, alongside the new signings and the players we hope to bring in.

"We are looking for all four to step up a level and enjoy the challenges of the Championship."
Captain Sharp scored 30 goals in in his first season as skipper, as he led the team with distinction during a record breaking campaign.

Midfielder Coutts is a fans' favourite, was an instrumental part of the Blades success, forming a terrific partnership alongside John Fleck. Coutts scored four times and made 47 appearances in all competitions.

All-action Basham once again proved his reliability and versatility to to the squad, making 48 appearances, covering a number of positions in the process, netting vital goals at Scunthorpe and Bradford.

Marauding wing-back Freeman scored 11 times in 47 appearances, in addition to a number of assists, as he blossomed under the manager of Wilder and his coaching staff.


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