Blades bring in Ertl
Sheff Utd have snapped up Johannes Ertl on a two-year deal following his departure from Crystal Palace.
Last Updated: 09/06/10 7:44am
Sheffield United have snapped up the versatile Johannes Ertl on a two-year contract following his departure from Crystal Palace.
Ertl was out of contract at Selhurst Park and has opted to join the club's Championship rivals United on a deal until 2012.
The Austria international spent two seasons at Palace and scored once in 53 appearances for the club after his move from Austria Vienna.
He can play in defence and midfield, and Blades manager Kevin Blackwell is looking forward to having the 27-year-old in his squad next season.
"He's a good lad who can do a very solid job at right-back, central midfield and even at centre-half," Blackwell told the club's official website.
"And he has played enough times in the Championship for me to know he can come in and do it for us here."
Ertl's arrival at Bramall Lane follows on from Blackwell's capture of Daniel Bogdanovic last week after the Maltese striker joined from Barnsley.