Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins remained tight-lipped when answering questions about a possible move for Leeds United striker Billy Sharp.
Adkins has managed Sharp twice during his career, once whilst managing Scunthorpe United, where a prolific spell in front of goal, rewarded Sharp with a move to Sheffield United.
And again when Adkins was in charge of Southampton, Sharp made the move south from Doncaster Rovers for an undisclosed fee, and although chances were limited with the Premier League side, Sharp still managed nine goals in 17 appearances, before moving to Leeds last summer.
It’s fair to say that Sharp hasn’t had the best of times with the Yorkshire giants, spending a majority of last season watching on from the bench he managed five goals in 33 games.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post about Sharp, Adkins said ” Billy is a Leeds United player as it stands.
“Yes I did have him at Scunthorpe, I actually sold him to Sheffield United, and I managed to bring him in at Southampton, where he scored those valuable goals that helped get us into the Premier League.
“I took him on loan for a period too at Reading. He is a player that I know, a great lad and scores goals.
“But he is a Leeds United football player, and I think, just at this moment in time, and I know everyone is going to talk about when are you going to sign a player, it’s better for me to keep my counsel and avoid being linked to players.
“That allows me to ascertain the group the group of players we have got, and where the finances can be utilised in the correct manner for the players that have become available.”
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