Blades swoop for Henderson
Sheff Utd have wrapped up the signing of Darius Henderson from Championship rivals Watford.
Last Updated: 24/07/08 9:52am
Sheffield United have wrapped up the signing of Darius Henderson from Championship rivals Watford.
As revealed by skysports.com last week, United made a move for Henderson to bolster their attacking options.
Henderson has accepted a four-year contract at Bramall Lane and will cost the Blades £2million, a figure which could rise depending on certain conditions.
Several other Championship sides had been keen on the striker, with Cardiff City also making a bid for the 26-year-old.
But the Blades have won the chase for Henderson and manager Kevin Blackwell is delighted to bring in the forward to replace Rob Hulse, who has joined Derby County.
"I'm delighted to finally get Darius," Blackwell told the club's official website.
"I've tracked him for a while and he was No.1 in my mind to replace Rob Hulse. Darius knows what the Championship is about, he will fit straight into the Blades ethos."
Henderson scored 31 goals in 117 appearances for Watford after joining from Gillingham in 2005 and the Doncaster-born front man is relishing the move.
He said: "I was told a fee was agreed between the clubs and I was more than happy to come and speak to the manager.
"This is a great move for me, coming back home. I've met the lads and there is quality in abundance here."