Sheffield United fans on Twitter are buzzing after the club announced the return of Phil Jagielka exactly 12 years after he left Bramall Lane.
Welcome home Jags 😍
Phil Jagielka has returned to Bramall Lane on a free transfer following his release by Everton, penning an initial one-year deal at his first professional home.#SUFC 🔴
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) July 4, 2019
The 6 ft former England international was at Sheffield United last time they were in the Premier League before spending over a decade at Everton.
Despite the fact he turns 37 in August, fans were buzzing to see their former hero return to the club and they clearly haven’t forgotten how good he was during his first spell in Yorkshire.
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Jagielka played every minute of the Blades’ last top-flight campaign where he announced himself on the big stage, before going on to win 40 England caps.
Since the 36-year-old left Bramall Lane the club have gone through some tough times eventually suffering relegation to League One, where they stayed for six seasons before two promotions in three years under Chris Wilder saw them return to the big time.
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Here’s what the Bramall Lane faithful have been saying on Twitter…
Love this news! Wasn’t sure we’d see him back in a Blades shirt after Wigan so this is fantastic. Welcome home Jags ⚔️
— Tom Wright (@ToWr87) July 4, 2019
Beautiful. Now for Maupay ?⚔️
— Matt Clarkson (@SUFCClarkson) July 4, 2019
My boyhood hero. Welcome home Jags ⚔ pic.twitter.com/sYd69MC3Lc
— James Macfarlane (@Supermac21) July 4, 2019
— Jack Tanfield (@taaaaaaaaaany) July 4, 2019
Cracks it. Unbelievable
— P (@peteofsheffield) July 4, 2019
Amazing news . Top player . Blades hero ! No need for a second keeper ! #Twitterblades
— Christopher Hastings (@Hastings125) July 5, 2019
— Tim Woodcock (@timwoodcock78) July 4, 2019