Sheffield United has completed the signing of USMNT defender Auston Trusty from Arsenal on a four-year deal.
The 24-year-old center-back joins Bramall Lane for an undisclosed fee and is contracted with the club until 2027.
Trusty spent the previous season on loan at Championship club Birmingham City, where he impressed with 48 appearances across all competitions, contributing four goals and two assists. His standout performances earned him the club’s Player of the Year award and also caught the attention of the U.S. national team, resulting in his first senior appearance in a 7-1 victory over Grenada in March.
The defender expressed his excitement about the move, stating that joining Sheffield United and getting the opportunity to play in the Premier League was a dream come true for him. He had initially joined Arsenal from Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids in January 2022 and rejoined the American club on loan for the remainder of that season.
Sheffield United’s manager, Paul Heckingbottom, expressed his delight at securing the signing, highlighting Trusty’s athleticism, desire to succeed, and experience at both international and Championship levels. The club sees Trusty as a player with significant potential who can contribute positively to their Premier League campaign.
Trusty’s signing is Sheffield United’s fourth addition since their promotion, following Anis Slimane, Yasser Larouci, and Benie Traore. The club’s fans can look forward to seeing Trusty in action as they kick off their Premier League season with a home fixture against Crystal Palace next Saturday.
As Trusty’s football journey takes him to Bramall Lane, he will be eager to make his mark and establish himself as a key player for the Blades in their quest for success in the top flight.