Sheffield United have confirmed Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell is staying at Bramall Lane for the remainder of the season, but the news comes with the disappointing announcement that the defender has signed a new contract at Wolves.

The fan-favourite looked to be going back to the West Midlands to fix his parent’s club struggling defence and trained with Paul Lambert’s squad over the Christmas period, much to the distress of Blades fans. However, Lambert changed his mind and decided he had enough centre-backs at the club already.

Ebanks-Landell joined Sheffield United on a season-long loan and quickly established himself as a key player. The defender has accumulated 22 appearances for the club and bagged five goals, losing just one game under Chris Wilder. The news of his loan remaining until the end of the season should have sparked excitement and relief for the Blades fans, but the news announcement that Ebanks-Landell has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with his parent club has turned the loan confirmation into a bitter-sweet moment for United fans.

Many showed their delight on Twitter at keeping the centre-back until the end of the season:

https://twitter.com/butlerkai11/status/818502865014718466

https://twitter.com/justinjugger/status/818520631063048192

Meanwhile, many Blades fans showed their sadness:

https://twitter.com/sufc_jam3s/status/818503396101648389

https://twitter.com/sufclouis/status/818505515777093633

Regardless of where Ebanks-Landell is in the summer, the defender will be a huge asset for the league-leaders in the crucial second half of the season. Many Blades took a positive approach to the loanee committing his future to Wolves:

https://twitter.com/luca1889/status/818507900419276801

Sheffield United and Ethan Ebank-Landell’s next fixture is an away trip to 14th placed Walsall.

 


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