Billy Sharp has left Leeds United for an undisclosed fee, moving to Sheffield United for the third time in his career.

The 29-year-old striker scored just 5 goals in 33 appearances for The Whites, admitting his time with the club hadn’t gone as hoped.

“It goes without saying a massive thank you to the Leeds fans who believed and supported me whenever I pulled the famous white shirt on. Sadly things haven’t gone how I would have liked them to.

“I’ve always wanted to play for Leeds and will have fond memories of my short time there.

“Good luck for the season and thank you.”

Despite a relatively small contribution of goals last season (which I’d argue was more about service than finishing), Sharp was a popular figure among Whites fans and his departure has drawn a lot of well wishes on social media.

It’s a departure that comes as no surprise however. £3m signing Chris Wood is likely to be Leeds’ first choice of front man this season, along with last season’s top goalscorer Mirco Antenucci. The pair will face competition from another new arrival in Lee Erwin, along with Souleymane Doukara and Steve Morison, although he too may be shipped out. There’s also the youngsters to consider with Lewis Walters likely to feature at some point during the campaign after injury blocked his progress last season.

Leeds are still on the hunt for a left-winger and possibly a full back to complete Uwe Rösler’s squad.