Gary Madine joins Sheffield United on loan from Cardiff City
Last Updated: 07/01/19 5:20pm
Gary Madine has secured a loan move to Sheffield United from Cardiff for the rest of the season.
In 2017, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder accused Madine of a "lack of respect" after a video emerged of him allegedly insulting the club's captain Billy Sharp.
Madine, who spent four years at Wednesday, has appeared for Cardiff 17 times since joining last January but is yet to register a goal for the South Wales club.
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Madine, who impressed at Bolton in the first half of last season with 10 goals in 29 appearances in the Championship, told the United website: "There were other teams interested, but believe it or not when I knew Sheffield United was interested, I was buzzing and jumped at the chance.
"I've played with some of the lads and against them too, I was dying to make the move happen. Some people have this perception I don't like Sheffield United, but that's not true.
"I've had over 20,000 supporters booing me when I've played here before, it's an intimidating place to come and some players would crumble.
"But I've always thought I wouldn't mind being part of that and it is certainly a club on the up, one who play some excellent football."
💥 MADINE SIGNS— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) January 7, 2019
⚔️ Sheffield United are delighted to announce the signing of Gary Madine on loan from @CardiffCityFC.
🗣‘When I knew Sheffield United was interested, I was buzzing and jumped at the chance.’
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United boss Chris Wilder added: "I sign the players for this football club and I try and get as many right as possible. Generally we've got things right and I'm more than positive, more than happy with this signing.
"Gary gives us a physicality at the top of the pitch, tactically he gives us something different, which we'll need in the second part of the season."