Jagielka signs new contract with Blades

August 19, 2006

Phil Jagielka has signed a new three-year contract with Sheffield United.

The highly-rated midfielder had been linked with a move away from United in recent months, in particular as the club appeared to be stalling on entering into contract talks.

Over the summer Jagielka had seen Michael Tonge, Chris Armstrong and Leigh Bromby all sign new deals.

And now Jagielka, who celebrated his 24th birthday on Thursday, has signed a new deal, with the option for a further year, in a deal that could see him remain at Bramall Lane until 2010.

Manager Neil Warnock said: 'Obviously we've been working hard on this and we knew Jags was happy here and wanting to be in the Premiership.

'It's great for us and we're all delighted he has achieved what he has with us and look forward to him proving himself still further.

'We now hope he'll be able to fulfil his dreams with us.'

Another United midfielder, Stephen Quinn, has also signed a long-term deal with the club which could see him remain a Blades player for the next four years.

The 20-year-old from Ireland is one of Warnock's prospects, and the United boss added: 'Stephen is someone we have high hopes for.

'Although he is injured at the moment we felt it appropriate to reward him for a very good season last time out by extending his contract.'