Falkirk striker Lyle Taylor completes transfer to Sheffield United

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Lyle Taylor has been unveiled as a Sheffield United player after agreeing terms with the Yorkshire club.

The Bairns star striker travelled to Bramall Lane on Monday after the Bairns board accepted an offer from The Blades - believed to be £250,000.

Lyle Taylor, seen here in action against Fraserburgh last week, could soon be a Sheffield United player

Lyle Taylor, seen here in action against Fraserburgh last week, could soon be a Sheffield United player

The Lononder passed a medical and was introduced to his new teammates on Tuesday. The Yorkshire club finally confirmed the signing of Taylor late on Wednesday afternoon, more than 24 hours after Heraldsport first broke the story that it was a done deal.

Sheffield’s bid for Taylor matched the offer made by Rotherham United last week.

Taylor turned down the chance to move to the New York Stadium after failing to agree personal terms, but Sheffield United offered an improved deal.

The Blades are managed by former Falkirk defender Davie Weir, who admitted on Sunday that he was keen on signing Taylor as he looks to build a squad capable of winning promotion back to the Championship.

Gary Holt now faces a race against time to secure the services of a new striker before the season kicks off on July 27.

Former Rangers and Carlisle United forward Rory Loy played as a trialist for Falkirk on Tuesday evening against Forfar Athletic, scoring both Bairns goals in a 2-1 win.