Sheffield United secure signing of Croatia international defender

24 March 2022

Sheffield United have secured the arrival of Filip Uremović on a free transfer following the recent termination of his contract with Russian outfit Rubin Kazan.

Uremović, 25, came through the ranks at Cibalia and has penned a short-term deal with the Blades until the end of the campaign with the option of a further extension.

Blades boss is glad to welcome the Croatia international centre-half to his ranks, as he said: “Filip is someone our recruitment team know all about, they’ve watched him since he played for Croatia U-21’s, but financially he’s always been out of the club’s reach.

“Unfortunately, because of the terrible situation between Ukraine and Russia, players have had contracts suspended and after someone contacted me about him, we spoke and thankfully he sees this as a great place to come and play in the short-term,” as quoted by the club’s official website.

Upon the completion of his switch to Bramall Lane, Uremović said: “This is a really big club, and it is an honour and privilege to now have an opportunity to play here. I hope we will achieve our goals this season.

“It was a busy day on Saturday, I flew in from Croatia and watched the victory over Barnsley and it was an important three points. It was quite a good performance and we showed we were the better team.

“The atmosphere was really good, and I was happy to see so many people. It was a very quick deal after what happened with me in Russia last week, I got an offer from United, and I am very happy to be here.”

Written by Vayam Lahoti

Trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield. Former academy writer at 90min. Currently working for Absolute Chelsea. Engineering escapee. Aspiring sports journalist and budding footballer.

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Written by Vayam Lahoti

Trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield. Former academy writer at 90min. Currently working for Absolute Chelsea. Engineering escapee. Aspiring sports journalist and budding footballer.
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