Wycombe Wanderers have won the race to sign defender Harry Boyes from Premier League side Sheffield United, as confirmed via a statement on the club’s website.
The 21-year-old has joined the League One side on a season-long loan deal and becomes the club’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window so far.
Who is Harry Boyes?
The full-back is a product of the Manchester City academy, before joining Sheffield United in 2018. However, Boyes broke onto the scene with Solihull Moors, taking them into the National League play-off final. He’s also had loan spells with Forest Green Rovers and Lincoln City.
Last season, Boyes began with Forest Green, picking up four assists in 16 appearances in all competitions. He then joined Lincoln City for the second half of the campaign, where he made an additional 18 appearances.
Play-offs is the aim
Wycombe Wanderers missed out on the League One play-off places last season as they finished ninth. The club finished eight points outside of the top six.
Therefore, Matt Bloomfield’s side will be eager to bounce back and secure a top six finish next season. The club have already tied down the likes of Josh Scowen and Jack Grimmer and are likely to still be active in the transfer window.
What’s been said?
Upon signing for the club, manager Matt Bloomfield stated…
“Harry’s an excellent addition to our squad and I’m thrilled to bring him here on a season-long loan deal. He had a brilliant year in League 1 last season and gives us another option down the left, both defensively and going forward.”
I am a big fan of Harry Boyes, especially after his spell with Solihull Moors and he continued to develop in League One last season, impressing with Lincoln City.
He will add an improved quality on the left side of the pitch and will be able to help both defensively and in attack for the League One side next season.