Sheffield United have completed the signing of Samir Carruthers from Milton Keynes Dons on a three and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee, as confirmed on this morning.

The 23-year-old has been an important part of the MK Dons squad and has accumulated over 100 appearances for the Buckinghamshire club. Carruthers has already made 28 appearances this term for his former employers, including a visit to Bramall Lane as the Blades won 2-1 in October.

He started his career at Aston Villa and made three Premier League appearances for the West Midlands club before joining MK Dons, initially on a loan deal. Last term, the midfielder made a huge 43 appearances in the Dons’ Championship season.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was delighted to have the former Republic of Ireland U21 international on board:

“We have tracked and monitored Samir for some time and he is a player who can grow with us, we are delighted that the Board have backed us with this level of investment.

“Samir is the right age, has a great pedigree from his time at Villa and MK and he is an exciting player. He is an attacking midfielder who can fit into a number of positions and we are looking forward to introducing him to our great group.”

Carruthers will join the high flying Blades who are currently league-leaders in League One and have lost just one game in their last 21 third-tier matches. The Londoner will face a tough battle to earn game time for the Blades as a formidable midfield consisting of Paul Coutts, Mark Duffy and John Fleck has formed this season.

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