Jagielka makes Blades return

Thursday, 4 July, 2019 16comments  |  Jump to last
Phil Jagielka has rejoined Sheffield United following his release from Everton.

The veteran defender was let go by the Blues after 12 years at the club and was tipped to go back to the Blades, the club from which he was signed by David Moyes for just £4m in 2007.

The Yorkshire club are back in the Premier League this season after gaining promotion from the Championship as runners-up to Norwich City.  

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Jim Bennings
1 Posted 04/07/2019 at 19:11:29
Good move for Jags, a great move in fact to go back to where it started and for this reason it would be great if Kieran Dowell went there again on loan, even better now Sheffield Utd are a top flight side, give us a good look at how he'd cope.
Eugene Kearney
2 Posted 04/07/2019 at 19:28:45
Good luck Jags. Hope you get a good year or two with the Blades.

Solid, honest player - one of a the best and I'm sure you'll do your best to help Sheffield Utd this season.

But please don't score against Everton!

Paul Dewhurst
3 Posted 04/07/2019 at 19:56:12
Eugene I don't mind him scoring as long as we win!

Good luck to him he's got a couple of years left in him, glad he is getting another Premier League club too I'm sure he will still do a job like the end of last seasons when he got his swan song at Goodison. I'm also glad we are not just paying him to sit in the bench we have done that far too much in the past. Brands has got a big job lowering the wage bill this summer, Jagielka and Williams leaving will certainly help. But a lot more to go.

Peter Mills
4 Posted 04/07/2019 at 20:04:57
Just messaged my 2 Blades sons-in-law, brilliant signing for them.
Tommy Carter
5 Posted 04/07/2019 at 20:10:52
@1 Jim. Yes. He's the new Kevin Sheedy isn't he?
Derek Knox
6 Posted 04/07/2019 at 20:13:23
Yes, I wish Jags all the best, I wonder if he will be a regular for them, or mainly a back-up, they possibly have plans for him to eventually get on the coaching staff.

Be interesting too if Dowell goes back with him, although I have heard that Huddersfield are trying to get him for a year's loan. I think this could be Kieran's make or break year, to make an impression, it would be better to see him tried for a year in the Premier League rather than a team seeking promotion from the Championship.

Jay Wood

7 Posted 04/07/2019 at 20:40:24
Good for Jags! Pleased for him! He can still do a job in the PL, especially for a newly promoted side.
Neil Thomas
8 Posted 04/07/2019 at 20:54:11
Really pleased for him. What a great ambassador for the club, always gave his best, and was willing to play anywhere. Good luck Jags
Jack Convery
9 Posted 04/07/2019 at 21:47:09
Very pleased to hear this news. Hopefully he will recommend a loan for one of our kids or even Mirallas or Bolasie.

By the way, has he had a testimonial from EFC?

David Pearl
10 Posted 04/07/2019 at 22:31:04
He will Jack at some point. I'd like to see Arteta, Cahil, Pienaar Distin all be involved maybe. Maybe next year. Big year for Dowell, he has to show what he is now. Davies too of course. Beningime... too many kids treading water.
Steve Bird
11 Posted 04/07/2019 at 00:03:03
Great news for Jags, will always be an eternal blue.

Guys... Dowell? Please please let it go. We want to improve on last season's finish, does anyone really believe Kieran can contribute to that aim?

A solid Championship career beckons... as it does for most of our U23s.

Si Smith
12 Posted 05/07/2019 at 02:34:35
Fantastic for Jags, truly made up for him, the man is a living legend for the blues, he's epitomizes everything that being a blue is.

It's not his fault he went trophyless, that's down to the era he's been a blue in, we simply aren't a massive club know more.

First ever England captain to come out of the club also!!! (Whilst being at us I mean)

Also may I add he was one of only a few (Coleman and Baines also) who turned down bigger clubs during there best years.

A true blue.

Kieran Kinsella
13 Posted 05/07/2019 at 15:59:04
Relieved to see this. I remember when we released Hibbert and Osman last minute, they were in the news for a bit being linked with this club and that, Osman saying his agent was handling negitiations etc. It dragged on and on, and eventually (barring Hibbert's brief non league stint) I guess they accepted retirement.

The first game of last seasons Jags looked in really great shape, obviously he had put the work in over the summer knowing he had a fight on his hands to stay in the team. Then he had that dodgy red card, a succession of ill timed niggling injuries and even Arsenal goal apart it looked as if the writing was on the wall. I think he can make a difference for Utd bringing some experience at the back.

Kieran Kinsella
14 Posted 05/07/2019 at 16:02:35
Si Smith 12

I agree with your sentiments but resent the use of one word.

"Also may I add he was one of only a few (Coleman and Baines also) who turned down bigger clubs during there best years."

Define "bigger." I prefer the term "wealthier" I can't accept that say Blackburn were a "bigger" club when they won the league in 95. By the same token, Chelsea and City are having success now, but so did Huddersfield and Preston once upon a time.

Laurie Hartley
15 Posted 05/07/2019 at 21:37:47
Good luck to Jags - I hope does well for the Blades.
Paul Birmingham
16 Posted 05/07/2019 at 22:06:09
Made up for Jags. I sense this is his start for the next stage and he will become a coach, youth development manager.

Great professional and he will be up for getting one over on us, when we play the Blades.

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