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Blades complete Williamson deal

Sheffield United midfielder Lee Williamson
Williamson had a five-game loan spell at Preston last season

Sheffield United have completed the signing of Watford midfielder Lee Williamson for an undisclosed fee.

Williamson has agreed a three-year contract after passing a medical on Thursday morning to become the Blades' first summer signing.

Blades manager Kevin Blackwell told BBC Radio Sheffield: "Williamson has got great athletic ability to get from box to box.

"Once we knew we could get him we were delighted to sign him."

The 27-year-old moved to Watford from Rotherham in January 2007 as part of a joint switch with striker Will Hoskins.

Williamson has made 78 appearances for the Hornets, including 38 last season, and has scored five goals for the club.



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see also
Blades want Evans and Williamson
12 Jun 09 |  Sheff Utd
Williamson decision angers Irvine
29 Apr 09 |  Preston
Preston seal Williamson loan deal
26 Mar 09 |  Preston
Watford sign Williamson & Hoskins
05 Jan 07 |  Watford


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