Arsenal have confirmed that USA international Auston Trusty has signed a permanent deal with newly-promoted Sheffield United.
The 24-year-old was signed from KSE franchise Colorado Rapids in January 2022 and stayed there for six months before penning a loan deal with Birmingham City.
Despite never having played in Europe, the centre-back thrived in the rough and tumble of the Championship and ended the season with 47 appearances to his name and the Blues’ Player of the Season award.
His performances alerted a number of clubs to his qualities and several – including Ipswich, Swansea and Scottish giants Rangers – have been sniffing around this summer.
It’s believed Trusty will move to Bramall Lane for approximately £5 million, which means the Gunners will have doubled their money in 18 months.
While the defender didn’t get a chance to play a competitive fixture for the first team, he has had minutes during recent pre-season friendlies. He also helped Arsenal seal success in the MLS All-Stars Challenge with the winning effort in the crossbar challenge.
We’d take that, if it was offered to us!
Best of luck to Auston in Sheffield. We’ll see him soon enough. The Blades visit the Emirates in October.