Sheffield United defender Chris Basham has signed a new deal with the club that will keep him at Bramall Lane until 2022.

Basham is the Blades’ longest-serving player and has been instrumental in the club’s rise from League One to the English Premier League under manager Chris Wilder.

The 32-year-old has made 282 appearances since arriving on a free transfer from Blackpool in 2014.

“I’m delighted the deal has been agreed and signed off. I’m looking forward to the future, working with the manager and helping pushing the club on further. We’re all striving for the same thing. Starting with the manager and throughout the club, we all have the same ambitions and same goals,” Basham was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

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“There is a genuine togetherness within the group and obviously that makes you want to remain part of this journey. We certainly think there is much more to come. The club has backed us since day one and that has continued throughout our rise to the Premier League. Now, we are here we want to improve further and that is the focus ahead of returning for the pre-season later this month.”

Basham joins David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp in signing new deals at Bramall Lane.

In the just-concluded 2019/20 season, Basham started every Premier League match.

Sheffield United finished ninth in the Premier League this season following promotion from the Sky Bet Championship.

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