Blades bag Cofie on loan

  • Last Updated: July 13 2012, 18:09 BST

Sheffield United have announced that Manchester United starlet John Cofie is to spend the 2012/13 campaign at Bramall Lane on a season-long loan.

John Cofie: Looking to catch the eye in League One

The 19-year-old striker becomes Danny Wilson's first signing of the summer.

Cofie spent last season picking up valuable experience in Belgium with Royal Antwerp and will be hoping to be given plenty of opportunities to impress in League One.

He was born in Ghana but also qualifies to play for Germany and England, and has been a regular for the Three Lions at youth level.

Wilson is confident Cofie will prove to be a shrewd acquisition and will have no problem handling the demands of life in the third tier.

"John is another exciting prospect out of the Manchester United Academy," he told the club's official website.

"He has the pace and the ability to cause defences all sorts of problems and most importantly he scores goals.

"We are delighted to have completed this deal as we think it will be very beneficial to all parties."