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Sheffield United: Blades lose out on Alex Revell as striker joins Northampton Town

Alex Revell, left
Alex Revell, left

Striker Alex Revell turned down an offer from Sheffield United to join Northampton Town, The Star understands.

The former Rotherham United striker also rejected a contract at MK Dons and was confirmed as a Cobblers player earlier today.

Former Blade Robert Page, who replaced current Blades boss Chris Wilder as Northampton boss, said: “Alex is a fantastic signing for us and I am delighted to welcome him to the club.

"This is a big signing for the club, a statement from us and we have had to be patient but we have beaten off a lot of competition to secure Alex’s signature and I am sure he will be a big asset to us. I have spoken a lot about character being important, and Alex is exactly the type of character we want at the club.”

Revell, who stands at 6ft 3in, has a host of experience at Championship level and turned out for Cardiff, Wigan and MK Dons last season. Blades boss Wilder wants a 'target-man' style striker to complement his existing striking options, which include Billy Sharp, Che Adams, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Matt Done.