David McGoldrick signs new Sheffield United contract
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David McGoldrick has signed a new contract at Sheffield United that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2022.

McGoldrick, 32, has yet to score in the Premier League this season for the Blades but played a vital part in helping them get promoted from the Championship last season. He scored in the FA Cup fifth round tie away at Reading, but despite not scoring in the league he has still played his part in the clubs success so far this season.

  • McGoldrick is "over the moon" 

McGoldrick joined Sheffield United on a free transfer in the summer of 2018 and has gone on to become a fan favourite, picking up the clubs player of season award last season. He has become the third player following Billy Sharp and Oliver Norwood to sign contact extensions this week.

He told the clubs media: "There's nowhere else I'd rather be spending the next two years, so I'm over the moon to sign this extension and remain a part of this fantastic journey the club is on."

"As everyone has seen, this is a club that rewards and ties down those players that have contributed heavily to the success it's enjoyed so I'm delighted the gaffer sees me in the same bracket as Billy, Ollie and before that Enda [Stevens] and Flecky [John Fleck]. I'd like to thank the gaffer and the board for getting this sorted so quickly and smoothly."

  • McGoldrick is looking forward

Sheffield United are currently sat in 7th place with a game in hand over their fellow European contenders. The Blades return to action on Wednesday as they go up against Aston Villa following the enforced break in the season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

McGoldrick told the clubs media: "This is a strange and horrible time for everyone, in all walks of life, and it's been tough. But the good news is coming back out of the club and I'm really pleased to have committed my future."

"It all starts again at Villa and that will be a tough first game back. It's going to be different to normal in a lot of respects, but we believe we're 100 per cent ready and as we've proved on numerous occasions that we're a match for anyone."

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