Date: 1st June 2010 at 8:59pm
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Sheffield United have reportedly accepted a seven figure sum from Burnley for striker Billy Sharp.

The striker, who enjoyed a lengthy loan spell at Doncaster Rovers last season, and was subject of a £750,000 bid last month, but with a summer of rebuilding supposedly ahead, it appears the bid by Brian Laws’ team was too good to refuse.

Burnley, appear to be preparing for life after Steven Fletcher, and also captured the signing of Wolves’ Chris Iwelumo yesterday.

Blades boss Kevin Blackwell had stated that the Sheffield-born striker would be in his plans next year, but after ‘the club’ declared an interest in Daniel Bogdanovic, and are within days of completing the deal, it appears Sharp is surplus to requirements.


28 Replies to “Sharp Ready To Rip Up Turf Moor”

  • How many days are we from this deal with the Maltese publicity signing? Seems like we have been days away for a couple of weeks now? Sharp was great at first when the fans believed a genuine fan would make it but sadly bot to be! If we get good money and offload hendo then get a proven striker to play with ward or creswell we could be ok!

  • Rather have Bogdanovic than Sharp but surely we can invest this money somewhere else.

  • Never been a Sharp fan, but would have liked to see what his confidence would have been like after the spell up the road. The Boggy thing must be all about sponsors funding.

  • wait until he bangs in 20 goals + for burnley this season then you will be a sharp fan biloblade

  • good deal for the club if they get 7 figures…the way we play sharp would never have looked good in the team, so to get £1m + they done ok for a kid entering last year of a deal..i dont doubt he’ll score a lot for them, especially as they will likley play football but as it stands weve hendo (likley to be replaced by bogdanovic) cresswell, evans and ward…burnley could be quite a good team next year inspite of laws

  • well hes in last year of contract and united have a tendancy to get rid in last years, he’s been linked with WBA (never going to happen), qpr among teams and we’re signing a tall target man in bogdanovic and are looking to extend cresswells deal….do we really need three tall forwards?? cant see the board having three forwards then evans and sharp / ward can you?

  • montys just signed a new deal very pleased with that thought i’d never hear myself say that. Noticed clinton morrison has just been released by coventry may be a good signing for us on the cheap.

  • Thank god for that! We will not sign a better player all summer, and at last some ambition from the board. A 3 year contract for our player of the season. It would have been a travesty if Monty had gone elsewhere. The core that has been spoken about will be very important next season.

  • Agree about Monty – never been my favourite player as he is one-dimensional but for whatever reason we always do better with him than without him and he always gives 100%. A good signing in the same way Morgs is but now for some real talent?!!

  • I’ve heard all the criticism but can’t help selling Bily is a mistake – he IS capable of scoring goals in the way Keith Edwards did.

  • So Monty is staying then. All the so called experts who professed to know about these things had him gone away up the road weeks ago – with Morgs as well – lets hope these ‘experts’ are as accurate about Paddy!

  • burnley fans on their vital site are buzzing with the sharp links. they also make a great point that he has been a massive success everywhere he has been apart from the lane…and labelling us as an awfull uguly team that just punt it long all the time. NOT GOOD TO BE LABELED LIKE THAT BY OTHER CLUBS

  • now boyaz myhill would be a great replacement for paddy and is available for 1.2m

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