Date: 10th January 2018 at 4:47pm
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Sheffield United have this afternoon confirmed the arrival of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Lee Evans and Manchester United’s James Wilson.

Welsh international Evans comes in on a permanent deal from Wolves, signing a three and a half year contract at the club. His fee is undisclosed.

United’s Wilson comes in on a loan spell until the end of the current campaign.

Speaking to the Official Site as Evans put pen to paper on his deal, manager Chris Wilder said.

‘Lee is a great age with his best years ahead of him. We’ve watched him and monitored his progress for a while and we’re delighted to get him permanently. He is a young international, he fits in with what we’re about and is an excellent player who we hope will add further depth and competition to our midfield.’

Evans made his debut for Newport County as a 17 year old back in March 2012, before making the switch to Wolves in January 2013. Including a loan spell out with Bradford City he had 134 appearances to his name with a return of ten goals.

The first half of 2017/18 saw him out with Wigan Athletic where he added another 23 appearances to his tally and a further three goals.

The 23 year old had a number of Welsh Under 21 caps to his name and made his senior debut alongside David Brooks last November.

As for Wilson, Wilder said of the 22 year old.

‘James has a fantastic pedigree, having come through the ranks at Manchester United and, importantly, has some good Championship experience. He says he is raring to go and is the fittest he has ever been, so couple that with his undoubted ability and desire to impress, then I’m sure he will improve the group.’

Having come through United’s Academy, he has spent time out on loan with Brighton and Derby County in previous years and has 52 appearances to his name with a return of nine goals.

He made his United debut in the Premier League game against Hull City as an 18 year old, scoring twice in the match.

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