Ex-Scunthorpe United forward Billy Sharp is ‘advanced talks’ to sign for Leeds United, according to The Scunthorpe Telegraph.
Southampton’s striker is keen on a return back to Yorkshire it has been reported on FL72 Transfers.
The Scunthorpe Telegraph reports that Sharp, who moved from Doncaster Rovers to Southampton for £1.8m in January 2012 has gone on to score 10 goals in 18 appearances for the Premier League club, but has seen his first team opportunities limited recently, he is not thought to be in new boss Ronald Koeman’s immediate plans. Sharp had spells at Reading and Doncaster Rovers last season in a bid for game-time.
It is not the first time that Sharp has been subject to transfer speculation, Doncaster Rovers fought tooth and nail to keep their talismanic striker, rejecting two bids in 2011, £2.3 million from Ipswich Town. Shortly after Southampton put a bid in for £3.25m which Sharp himself rejected
Sheffield-born Sharp was a youth player at Rotherham United and Sheffield United, he was prolific for Scunthorpe United scoring 53 goals in 82 starts and has replicated that form at Doncaster Rovers (two loan spells and permanent) with 94 combined appearances, and 44 combined goals. He has shown his ability in his limited chances at Southampton 9 goals in 17 appearances.