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Sheffield Utd boss Wilder delighted with Brereton Diaz commitment

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has welcomed new signing Ben Brereton Diaz.

The Chile striker has joined the Blades on-loan to the end of the season.

"Ben was a coveted player so we're delighted to have brought him to the club," said Wilder.

"We all know about him from his days at Blackburn. He's a versatile operator at the top of the pitch, who gives us options in terms of playing off the side or playing through the middle.

"He's quick, powerful and obviously his recent goal record at Blackburn speaks for itself. He's got plenty of international experience as well over the last few years, representing Chile."

The Blades manager also said: "For me, the fact that he really wanted to come here and play in the Premier League was a big factor.

"I didn't have to say much about Sheffield United because he knows all about us already, he's done his homework and liked what he'd heard and what we had to say to him."

"Bringing players to this club, first and foremost they need to want to be here, and Ben showed a real appetite and enthusiasm for the challenge ahead, and that was key for me," added Wilder.

"He's excited about playing for this club and I have no doubt this is a signing which will be a major help to us in the second part of this season."

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