It has been confirmed in the last few minutes that Ched Evans has re-signed for Sheffield United Football Club.
The player, who was released in 2012 after being accused of raping a waitress in Rhyl, North Wales is signing for an undisclosed fee in a three year deal.
Evans originally signed for the club in 2009 for £3m, and scored 42 goals in 103 appearances.
United co-chairman Kevin McCabe said recently: “It’ll be great to have him back.”
Chris Wilder, Sheffield United manager, said: “The signing is just one element of the plans we have drawn-up for next season. We have done our homework on the player. We pride ourselves on team spirit – as the fans have seen this season – and plan to bring in players who can be part of that.
“Ched comes to us with targets to achieve along the way. With a full pre-season with us we believe he can provide us with options up front and score goals.”
Evans, 28, said:
“I am delighted to be back. I still feel I have plenty to prove in football both at club and international level and I believe I can achieve those goals at United, playing in front of the terrific fans whose support I have always appreciated.
“I am very grateful to Chesterfield, the board and football management for giving me an opportunity to return to the game. It is just disappointing that it has come in season which has seen the club suffer relegation. I would like to thank the Chesterfield fans who made me feel so welcome.”