Sheffield United have signed George Baldock from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee as confirmed by the club website.

The Blades are looking to strengthen their squad after sealing their return to the Sky Bet Championship following them becoming the champions of Sky Bet League One. And it appears that their strategy for this summer will be bringing in the best of the lower leagues with them to the Championship and given them the chance to prove themselves at such a high level. They are continuing this strategy with the signing of Baldock.

The 24-year-old defender came through the Mk Dons academy, with his brother Sam already proving to be a huge success after helping fire Brighton and Hove Albion to the Premier League, and has been a key player for them, already making over 200 appearances for the club despite his tender age. But with MK Dons seemingly stuck in League One, Baldock has decided to jump into the Championship by signing a three-year deal with the Blades.

After the signing was completed, United head coach Chris Wilder said: “George is another to fit the bill of the squad we are looking to build here at Bramall Lane. He is a great age and has great experience and will provide us with competition for places in an important part of the pitch. We’ve tracked him for a while, monitored his progress, and we’re looking forward to working with him when we return to pre-season training later this month.”

Baldock himself added: “I’m absolutely delighted to have signed and committed my future to this impressive club.”

“I was excited when I heard of United’s interest, for a number of reasons, including the manager’s record over the past couple of seasons and the passion of the fans when they traveled to Milton Keynes a couple of months ago.”

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