Motherwell FC can today confirm defender Ben Heneghan has left to join English Championship side Sheffield Utd for an undisclosed fee.
Heneghan joined ‘Well last summer and was a mainstay in the heart of the Steelmen’s defence last campaign and this.
He scored his first goal for the club against Rangers on the opening day of the SPFL Premeirship and made his fiftieth start last weekend against Hearts.
Heneghan said: “I am obviously really pleased to be joining such a big club like Sheffield United in the English Championship, but I leave Fir Park with a heavy heart.
[pullquote]I’ve also enjoyed a great relationship with the supporters and I want to wish them, and everyone at Motherwell, all the very best for the future.[/pullquote]
“I’ve loved my time in Scotland and the people at the club have been first class with me from the moment I walked through the door. It has been a great opportunity.
“I’ve also enjoyed a great relationship with the supporters and I want to wish them, and everyone at Motherwell, all the very best for the future.”
‘Well boss Stephen Robinson added: “Ben has been excellent for the football club; he’s a top footballer and a brilliant lad.
“It’s a very good piece of business for the football club both now and potentially in the future and we’ve got an experience replacement lined up.
“On behalf of everyone at Motherwell, I want to wish the lad all the very best of luck going forward.”