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Sheffield United have completed the signing of John Egan from Brentford, according to Sports Mole.

Sheffield United have announced the signing of defender John Egan on a club-record deal from Brentford.

The blades have been relatively quiet in the summer transfer window but have acquired the services of Egan as they seek to challenge the top runners in the Sky Bet Championship this upcoming season.

Sheffield boss Chris Wilder was keen to bring the 25-year-old defender to the team as he looks to bolster his defensive unit.

The Republic of Ireland international spent two years with Brentford making 67 appearances in the Championship whilst scoring six goals for the club.

Sheffield United have kept details of the transfer under wraps but it is believed the blades have paid more than the £4million they spent to sign striker James Beattie in 2007.

John Egan makes the return back to Sheffield United after spending a month on loan at the club during the 2011-12 season.

The defender re-joins the blades on a four-year-deal which could keep him at the club until 2022.