Leeds United: Sharp seals Blades move

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Billy Sharp last night completed his move to Sheffield United, joining the Blades on a two-year deal.

The striker quit Leeds United for an undisclosed fee, ending his time at Elland Road after only one season.

Sharp passed a medical and agreed personal terms yesterday following a week of advanced negotiations between Leeds and Sheffield United.

The transfer had been on the cards for some time and a deal between the two clubs moved towards completion on Wednesday afternoon.

Sharp returned home from Leeds’ pre-season tour of Austria and Norway the following morning to open talks with Sheffield United. The move was sealed late last night.

The 29-year-old - signed by Leeds from Southampton for a cost of £600,000 last summer - failed to make a serious impact at Elland Road and was down the order of current head coach Uwe Rosler.

He made 35 appearances for United but scored only five goals, his last in a 2-1 win at home to Ipswich Town in March.

Sharp said: “It goes without saying a massive thank you to the Leeds fans who believed and supported me whenever I pulled on the famous white shirt.

“Sadly things haven’t gone how I would have liked. I always wanted to play for Leeds and will have fond memories of my short time there.”