Jordan Slew has signed a new two-year deal at Sheffield United.
The 18-year-old striker has come through the club’s youth system and was a key player for the Blades youth team in last season’s run to the FA Youth Cup Final.
Slew also enhanced his reputation by scoring twice in five appearances for the Club’s first-team at the end of last season. He has made 8 appearances in total for the first-team and his new deal will see him remain at Bramall Lane until the summer of 2013.
Contract negotiations had been ongoing with Slew since the end of last term and the teenage forward is pleased to finally put the issue to bed.
“I’m delighted everything is sorted and now I can fully concentrate on the remainder of pre-season and getting ready for the start against Oldham next month,” Slew told the club website.
“This is my hometown and where I want to continue my development. The aim now is to play as many games and score as many goals as possible.”
Boss Danny Wilson who was eager for the front-man to extend his stay at Bramall Lane added:
“It has been a protracted process but all along we have been quietly confident that Jordan would remain with us.”
“We’ve had interest in him, and no doubt there will be more, but we pitched our case to him – a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes – and we are really pleased that he has opted to stay with us to continue to progress.”
“Jordan knows that we think of a lot of him, he’s got a load of potential, but there’s also a lot of hard work in front of him to realise his full potential.”