Reports today claim Billy Sharp could be on his way to Sheffield United with the League One club said to be offering around £500,000, though a fee has yet to be agreed by Leeds United.

The 29-year-old striker grew increasingly frustrated last season as he struggled to hold down a first team place, making many of his appearances from the bench.

Since then, Leeds United have added further competition up front in the form of Chris Wood and Lee Erwin, the former arriving in a deal believed to be costing around £3m with potential add-ons, making him an almost certainty to be starting opening day against Burnley.

With the added competition for a places, it’d be no surprise to see an already frustrated Sharp leave the club and a third spell with Sheffield United seems as likely a destination as any.

There could be potential for a part-exchange deal here with Leeds known to be interested in Blades’ winger Jamie Murphy, however, at the time of writing, there’s been no suggestion that he’s part of the negotiations.

 

  • Ron

    This has been well-flagged, but still a shame as I would have liked to see Billy get a decent run of games starting with a point man and some wingers. He’s not old by any means and will do well for the Blades ‘down there’ in League One. Let’s hope this young Blades winger heads our way. What is your take on Nicky Ajose getting a chance this season under Rosler if we don’t sign wide men? Good enough?

    • Chareose

      Nicky deserves a chance but I have reservations about whether hes good enough, weneed to be signing players who are top championship quality / with prem potential

  • markman

    I think getting around £500k for him is a good deal,also he came from Southampton on high wages
    to high just to get the odd game.

    A good honest pro who always tries his best but he would have had a bigger impact at Leeds if
    he joined 5 years ago.

    I think we can better invest his wages in another player who will have more chance of taking the club to a higher plane.

  • Chareose

    I think he would of done o last season if we had wingers…………its that simple but yes im not going to have any sleepless nights over losing him

    • TSS

      Service is definitely the bigger problem, we desperately need to fill that LW slot.

      • Chareose

        and it seems to be the hardest to fill mate ?? linked with about 8 wingers now……a few I liked the look of. Barker would be the best but I suspect “Citeh” are a bit nervous about loaning him out when hes in the final year of his contract….Leeds might turn his head

        • TSS

          Left-wing is probably the worst position to buy for, they’re just so rare. We’ll probably end up with a right-footed player there, like many teams do, or shifting Taylor forwards in a 3-5-2 – a formation Uwe has already said he likes to use. That leaves us needing a DM even more desperately but at least they’re easier to find than a good naturally left-sided player.

          We’d still need cover on the left-side, but a Prem loanee (or someone out of academy?) could solve that.

  • henrymouni

    I hope there is a plan in all this TSS??
    We are shedding players like peas!
    Who is really coming in???
    Crazy!