BURY defender Chris Hussey admitted he was lured by the chance to play for the "big team" in League One after signing for Sheffield United.

The 27-year-old left-back switched Gigg Lane for Bramall Lane on Wednesday for what the south Yorkshire outfit described as an "undisclosed nominal fee".

After agreeing a two-year deal, despite signing a new three-year contract for Bury in November, Hussey said he could not wait to get going.

"We all know Sheffield United is a massive club. I spoke to the gaffer and he didn't have to say much really," he told the official Sheffield United website.

"Any player wants to play as high as possible and obviously that is the aim of signing with a club of this size, to get promoted, and that's what I'm hoping to be a part of.

"We are the big team, if you like, in this league. I was in League One last year and obviously coming to places like this (Bramall Lane) I was able to look round and thought 'this is really good'.

"So now to sign here and be a part of it, I can't wait to get going."

Hussey scored three goals in 103 appearances for the Shakers, signing initially on loan before making the move from Burton Albion permanent in July, 2014.

The London-born defender proved an important attacking threat for David Flitcroft's Bury side, assuming set-piece duties and setting up a flurry of goals with whipped crosses from the left.

He helped them win promotion from League Two in 2015 and weighed in with nine assists last season, the seventh best in League One, as Bury retained their place in the third tier.

New Blades boss Chris Wilder, and his assistant, former Bury manager Alan Knill, made Hussey one of their first signings since taking over, securing his services on the same day they signed Birmingham City midfielder Mark Duffy on a free transfer.

"Chris was a really consistent player in this division last season and we are delighted to have brought him here," said Wilder.

"He offers us balance, versatility and a good knowledge of the league; in addition we believe he is capable of making the step up to the Championship.

"Chris is a good age and a player we have monitored and tracked for a number of years."