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Everton fans react as former captain Phil Jagielka agrees return to Sheffield United

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Everton fans react as former captain Phil Jagielka agrees return to Sheffield United

Jagielka was released by Everton at the end of last season.

Phil Jagielka has returned to his former club Sheffield United ahead of the new season following his release by Everton – as confirmed by the Blades’ official website.

The former England international has signed a one-year deal at Bramall Lane, taking him back to the club he left in 2007 and manager Chris Wilder was clearly elated with the new arrival.

He said: “We’re signing Phil because he is a really good footballer and a great character to have around. Meeting up with him and seeing his desire makes me delighted to see Jags back at home.

“He’s had a fantastic career, he went to a fantastic club and played all those games in the Premier League and captained England. To have Phil in and around our changing room is going to be invaluable.”

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And even though the time was probably right for Jagielka to move on – and he has agreed the perfect onwards transfer afterwards, confirmation of his new club has still been emotional for many Toffees fans on Twitter.

Jagielka confirmed his move on his own Twitter feed, and many Toffees wished him all the best and some are getting their head around the fact he won’t be playing for them after 12 seasons in blue.

 

 

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