Hulse heads to Bramall Lane in £2.2m move

July 24, 2006

Sheffield United have agreed a deal with Leeds United to sign Rob Hulse for an initial fee of £2.2million.

The news was announced by Yorkshire Radio, the station set up recently by Leeds chairman Ken Bates.

Hulse steps up into the Premiership, where he has previous experience as a West Brom player, to join Neil Warnock's promoted side.

A statement on the Leeds website read: 'Leeds United have agreed a deal with Sheffield United for striker Rob Hulse.

'The Blades will pay an initial fee of £2.2million for the marksmen but add-ons could see the price rise to £3million.'

Hulse, 26, began his career at Crewe and scored 13 goals in 35 league starts last season as Leeds reached the Coca-Cola Championship play-offs.

With Warnock's side in Scotland tonight, for a pre-season friendly at Morton, the deal is likely to be rubber-stamped later in the week.

The Sheffield United website announced that Hulse would soon sign a three-year contract.

Warnock said: 'It has been a lengthy chase and I am delighted that it has ultimately been successful.

'I feel Rob still has a lot to prove but he has strengths which I am sure will compliment those of the strikers we already have.'