Ade transfer complete

Last updated : 26 January 2006 By Tony Scholes

The news broke yesterday morning that the two clubs had agreed a fee and late yesterday afternoon promotion chasing Sheffield United confirmed they had agreed a three and a half year deal with the striker.

That deal was subject to a medical and that’s been carried out today without problems and that has allowed Ade to sign on the dotted line for Sheffield United in what is a record sale for the Clarets.

With part of the deal based on Sheffield United’s achievements this could mean that Burnley fans will be willing them to get to the Premiership at the end of this season, so we can have the extra money. Burnley fans supporting Warnock, that will be new.

It is just eleven months ago that we beat the Blades to secure Ade’s transfer from Stoke and it is something that Neil Warnock has continually bleated about since. He said at the time that he couldn’t understand why Ade had chosen us ahead of his club and more recently claimed that Ade would already have had twenty goals this season if he’d signed for them.

With Sheffield United looking favourite for promotion it could give Ade another shot at the Premiership, something that didn’t quite work out for him last time under Peter Taylor at Leicester.