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Sheffield United sanction defender’s late final departure

Sheffield United sanction defender’s late final departure
Sheffield United sanction defender’s late final departure

Sheffield United have confirmed the late departure of Kacper Lopata, who joins Southend United on a permanent deal.

Sheffield United fans haven’t seen Lopata in and around the first team photo at the start of this season.

The Polish talent has been involved with the senior team before, landing three appearances for the Blades while also featuring on the Championship bench. However, much of his playing time has been on loan, most recently spending time with Southend United last season.

And now, with the summer transfer window now over and dusted off, it has been confirmed that Lopata has sealed a late return to Roots Hall.

As announced on the club’s official website on Friday morning, Sheffield United have sanctioned a permanent departure for the young centre-back, selling him to Southend United for an undisclosed fee.

The deal includes a sell clause, ensuring the Blades will receive a portion of future transfer fees.

Better for all?

Reports said earlier this summer that Sheffield United were reluctant to let Lopata return on loan unless he signed a new deal first.

However, it looks like the deal hasn’t been signed, so as talented as he is, a permanent departure makes sense.

This allows him to continue his development away from Bramall Lane and he will be determined to prove himself with Kevin Maher’s side and return to the Football League. The sell clause also allows the Blades to benefit in the long run, so the deal has benefits for all parties involved.

Lopata had been with Sheffield United since August 2020, when he signed a free transfer from Brighton and Hove Albion.

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