John Egan has completed his move to Championship outfit Sheffield United from fellow English second-tier club Brentford.
Egan made 81 appearances for Gillingham from 2014-2016 before moving to Brentford where he made 34 appearances in all competitions last season. The 25-year-old Cork native has made two appearances for the Republic of Ireland and he will hope the move to Sheffield will further bolster his international prospects.
The transfer cost Sheffield £4 million which is a record fee for the club. Egan is delighted with the move as he told the club’s website:
“It’s been a long time since I was first here, but it fantastic to be back at such a big club,” Egan said.
“When a manager, especially one of Chris’s [Wilder] stature wants to sign you so much, as a player it makes you feel really wanted.
“As soon as I heard of United’s interest and having spoken to the manager I was eager to get the deal over the line.”
I am absolutely delighted to have signed for @SUFC_tweets today. I can’t wait to get started and be part of this great club. Looking forward to getting going with the lads now can’t wait to see you all at the Lane! ⚔️??⚪️ pic.twitter.com/8LLj2M2r9o
— John Egan (@JohnEgan92) July 19, 2018
He added: “I’ve two fantastic years at Brentford, I can’t speak about them highly enough and we had a very good team there.
“But now I really want to kick on at Sheffield United. I love a team in red and white stripes and I just can’t wait to get going again at Bramall Lane.
“I’ve been back with Gillingham and last season with Brentford, the place was rocking on the opening day of the season.
“The fans have always been unbelievable here and I can’t wait to walk out as a Blade now.”
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) July 19, 2018