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QPR sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny

Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny
Kenny joined the Blades in 2002

QPR have signed Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny for £750,000 on a three-year deal.

The London club's offer for the 32-year-old triggered a release clause in his contract.

Kenny played just twice for the Blades in 2009/10 after a nine-month ban for failing a drugs test.

Blades chief executive Trevor Birch told the club website: "We are frustrated. Paddy was offered a three-year enhanced deal [to stay here]."

He added: "He has chosen to reject [that offer].

"Paddy has now had discussions with QPR and agreed terms. As a result, we have been left with no alternative but to let him go."


The move reunites the Republic of Ireland international with QPR manager Neil Warnock, who signed him for the Blades from Bury in 2002.

Warnock told QPR's official website: "Paddy has made mistakes in his life but he's a straightforward guy and I think this is the right time for him to leave Sheffield and focus on the next chapter of his career.

"I rate him very, very highly."

Kenny added: "The chance to work with Neil again was too good an opportunity to turn down."

Kenny played 278 times for United in his eight years at Bramall Lane.

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